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Hell Without Fires: Slavery, Christianity, and the Antebellum Spiritual Narrative (review)

Hell Without Fires: Slavery, Christianity, and the Antebellum Spiritual Narrative (review) 05-Reviews 12/5/05 9:33 AM Page 696 696 Biography 28.4 (Fall 2005) “skin of a black African native” and a black man’s severed penis prompted brief comment and no response from the exhibition’s curators. For Pred, this most contemporary form of racialized gazing at the foreign other is a late-twentieth- century sideshow and an (un)conscious endorsement of the racial suprema- cy that permitted the public displays of Africans such as Sara Baartman, Ota Benga, and many others in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The subject of the real and imagined presence of Africans in Sweden’s history and folklore is intriguing, and clearly continues to play a role in how white Swedes treat, think about, and create public policy directed at non- white Swedes. While much of this story, and even Pred’s analysis, is obscured by the book’s organization and postmodernist form, The Past Is Not Dead is a must read for those interested in the pervasiveness of racism and racial stereotypes in northern Europe. Richard M. Breaux Yolanda Pierce. Hell Without Fires: Slavery, Christianity, and the Antebellum Spiritual Narrative. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2005. 151 pp. ISBN 0- 813-02806-X, $59.95. The rich and revealing scholarship on the African American http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Hell Without Fires: Slavery, Christianity, and the Antebellum Spiritual Narrative (review)

Biography , Volume 28 (4) – Jan 9, 2006

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05-Reviews 12/5/05 9:33 AM Page 696 696 Biography 28.4 (Fall 2005) “skin of a black African native” and a black man’s severed penis prompted brief comment and no response from the exhibition’s curators. For Pred, this most contemporary form of racialized gazing at the foreign other is a late-twentieth- century sideshow and an (un)conscious endorsement of the racial suprema- cy that permitted the public displays of Africans such as Sara Baartman, Ota Benga, and many others in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The subject of the real and imagined presence of Africans in Sweden’s history and folklore is intriguing, and clearly continues to play a role in how white Swedes treat, think about, and create public policy directed at non- white Swedes. While much of this story, and even Pred’s analysis, is obscured by the book’s organization and postmodernist form, The Past Is Not Dead is a must read for those interested in the pervasiveness of racism and racial stereotypes in northern Europe. Richard M. Breaux Yolanda Pierce. Hell Without Fires: Slavery, Christianity, and the Antebellum Spiritual Narrative. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2005. 151 pp. ISBN 0- 813-02806-X, $59.95. The rich and revealing scholarship on the African American

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