drapetomania

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drapetomania

(drăp″ĕt-ō-mā′nē-ă) [Gr. drapetes, runaway, + mania, madness]
Wandering behavior; an uncontrollable urge to travel.
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It all reminds me of movies like "Gone with the Wind," the happy slaves working in the field while the master sips his tea.
Part of its brilliance was that it was unanswerable: What could the slave interests do, make a painting of happy slaves on shipboard?
Though the dialogue, on the surface, tends to show happy slaves under the Shelby management, it is their tragic misfortune to discover that Mr.
Think of the white person who wrote the copy for the notecards, and how she must have struggled with her mind to see black Americans as happy slaves and at the same time not to see slaveowners at all.