By Stephen R. Haynes
"A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren." So reads Noah's curse on his son Ham, and all his descendants, in Genesis 9:25. Over centuries of interpretation, Ham got here to be pointed out because the ancestor of black Africans, and Noah's curse to be visible as biblical justification for American slavery and segregation. studying the background of the yank interpretation of Noah's curse, this publication starts off with an outline of the previous heritage of the reception of this scripture after which turns to the distinct and artistic ways that the curse was once appropriated by means of American pro-slavery and pro-segregation interpreters.