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Enemies of All Humankind
Fictions of Legitimate Violence
Sonja Schillings

Dartmouth College Press



Contents

• Acknowledgments
• Introduction
• PART 1: THE EMPEROR AND THE PIRATE: LEGITIMATE VIOLENCE AS A MODERN DILEMMA
• Augustine of Hippo:
The City of God
• Charles Johnson:
A General History of the Pyrates
• Charles Ellms:
The Pirates’ Own Book
• PART 2: RACE, SPACE, AND THE FORMATION OF THE
HOSTIS HUMANI GENERIS CONSTELLATION
Piratae and Praedones: The Racialization of Hostis Humani Generis
• John Locke, William Blackstone, and the Invader in the State of Nature
Hostis Humani Generis and the American Historical Novel: James Fenimore Cooper’s The Deerslayer
• PART 3: THE AMERICAN CIVILIZATION THESIS: INTERNALIZING THE OTHER
• The Frontier Thesis as a Third Model of Civilization
• The Democratic Frontiersman and the Totalitarian Leviathan
• Free Agency and the Pure Woman Paradox
• The Foundational Pirata in Richard Wright’s
Native Son
• PART 4: “IT IS UNDERNEATH US”: THE PLANETARY ZONE IN BETWEEN AS AN AMERICAN DILEMMA
• The Institutional Frontier: A New Type of Criminal
• Who Is Innocent? The Later Cold War Years
• Mohsin Hamid’s
The Reluctant Fundamentalist and the War on Terror
• Conclusion
• Abbreviations
• Notes
• Works Cited
• Index

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