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White Over Black : American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812 - Winthrop D. Jordan

White Over Black

American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812

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In 1968, Winthrop D. Jordan set out in encyclopedic detail the evolution of white Englishmen's and Anglo-Americans' perceptions of blacks, perceptions of difference used to justify race-based slavery, and liberty and justice for whites only. This second edition, with new forewords by historians Christopher Leslie Brown and Peter H. Wood, reminds us that Jordan's text is still the definitive work on the history of race in America in the colonial era. Every book published to this day on slavery and racism builds upon his work; all are judged in comparison to it; none has surpassed it. |In 1968, Winthrop D. Jordan set out in encyclopedic detail the evolution of white Englishmen's and Anglo-Americans' perceptions of blacks, perceptions of difference used to justify race-based slavery, and liberty and justice for whites only. This second edition, with new forewords by historians Christopher Leslie Brown and Peter H. Wood, reminds us that Jordan's text is still the definitive work on the history of race in America in the colonial era. Every book published to this day on slavery and racism builds upon his work; all are judged in comparison to it; none has surpassed it.

White Over Black will stand as a landmark in the historiography of this generation. Its richness and insight, its sensitive, penetrating analysis of the unspoken as well as the explicit, its union of breadth with depth, make it a brilliant achievement.--Richard D. Brown, New England Quarterly


The author has put simple solutions and flashy theories aside and brought to his task a patience, skepticism, thoroughness, and humility commensurate with the vast undertaking. He combines these qualities with imagination and insight. The result is a massive and learned work that stands as the most informed and impressive pronouncement on the subject yet made.--C. Vann Woodward, The New York Times Book Review


White over Black remains a signal achievement in American historiography, a rich analytical and stylistic bequest to early American scholarship.--William and Mary Quarterly


One of the most important historical works of the past 40 years, contributing to the cultural shift in white thinking that made possible the election of Barack Obama.--Gordon S. Wood, The Wall Street Journal


This monumental study is a tremendously important block, fascinating and appalling, of American social and cultural history. . . . Though the study was begun years before the current civil rights agitation, it is quite indispensable for a full appreciation of the realities and wellsprings and the dilemmas of the contemporary struggle.--The Phi Beta Kappa Senate award committee for the 1968 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award

Forewordp. vii
Forewordp. xvii
Prefacep. xxvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxxv
Genesis 1550-1700
First Impressions: Initial English Confrontation with Africansp. 3
The Blackness Withoutp. 4
The Causes of Complexionp. 11
Defective Religionp. 20
Savage Behaviorp. 24
The Apes of Africap. 28
Libidinous Menp. 32
The Blackness Withinp. 40
Unthinking Decision: Enslavement of Negroes in America to 1700p. 44
The Necessities of a New Worldp. 45
Freedom and Bondage in the English Traditionp. 48
The Concept of Slaveryp. 52
The Practices of Portingals and Spanyardsp. 56
Enslavement: The West Indiesp. 63
Enslavement: New Englandp. 66
Enslavement: Virginia and Marylandp. 71
Enslavement: New York and the Carolinasp. 83
The Un-English: Scots, Irish, and Indiansp. 85
Racial Slavery: From Reasons to Rationalep. 91
Provincial Decades 1700-1755
Anxious Oppressors: Freedom and Control in a Slave Societyp. 101
Demographic Configurations in the Coloniesp. 102
Slavery and the Senses of the Lawsp. 103
Slave Rebelliousness and White Masteryp. 110
Free Negroes and Fears of Freedomp. 122
Racial Slavery in a Free Societyp. 128
Fruits of Passion: The Dynamics of Interracial Sexp. 136
Regional Styles in Racial Intermixturep. 137
Masculine and Feminine Modes in Carolina and Americap. 144
Negro Sexuality and Slave Insurrectionp. 150
Dismemberment, Physiology, and Sexual Perceptionsp. 154
The Secularization of Reproductionp. 164
Mulatto Offspring in a Biracial Societyp. 167
The Souls of Men: The Negro's Spiritual Naturep. 179
Christian Principles and the Failure of Conversionp. 180
The Question of Negro Capacityp. 187
Spiritual Equality and Temporal Subordinationp. 190
The Thin Edge of Antislaveryp. 193
Inclusion and Exclusion in the Protestant Churchesp. 198
Religious Revival and the Impact of Conversionp. 212
The Bodies of Men: The Negro's Physical Naturep. 216
Confusion, Order, and Hierarchyp. 217
Negroes, Apes, and Beastsp. 228
Rational Science and Irrational Logicp. 234
Indians, Africans, and the Complexion of Manp. 239
The Valuation of Colorp. 252
Negroes Under the Skinp. 259
The Revolutionary Era 1755-1783
Self-Scrutiny in the Revolutionary Erap. 269
Quaker Conscience and Consciousnessp. 271
The Discovery of Prejudicep. 276
Assertions of Samenessp. 281
Environmentalism and Revolutionary Ideologyp. 287
The Secularization of Equalityp. 294
The Proslavery Case for Negro Inferiorityp. 304
The Revolution as Turning Pointp. 308
Society and Thought 1783-1812
The Imperatives of Economic Interest and National Identityp. 315
The Economics of Slaveryp. 316
Union and Sectionalismp. 321
A National Forum for Debatep. 325
Nationhood and Identityp. 331
Non-English Englishmenp. 335
The Limitations of Antislaveryp. 342
The Pattern of Antislaveryp. 343
The Failings of Revolutionary Ideologyp. 349
The Quaker View Beyond Emancipationp. 356
Religious Equalitarianismp. 361
Humanitarianism and Sentimentalityp. 365
The Success and Failure of Antislaveryp. 372
The Cancer of Revolutionp. 375
St. Domingop. 375
Non-Importation of Rebellionp. 380
The Contagion of Libertyp. 386
Slave Disobedience in Americap. 391
The Impact of Negro Revoltp. 399
The Resulting Pattern of Separationp. 403
The Hardening of Slaveryp. 403
Restraint of Free Negroesp. 406
New Walls of Separationp. 414
Negro Churchesp. 422
Thought and Society 1783-1812
Thomas Jefferson: Self and Societyp. 429
Jefferson: The Tyranny of Slaveryp. 430
Jefferson: The Assertion of Negro Inferiorityp. 435
The Issue of Intellectp. 440
The Acclaim of Talented Negroesp. 445
Jefferson: Passionate Realitiesp. 457
Jefferson: White Women and Blackp. 461
Interracial Sex: The Individual and His Societyp. 469
Jefferson: A Dichotomous View of Triracial Americap. 475
The Negro Bound by the Chain of Beingp. 482
Linnaean Categories and the Chain of Beingp. 483
Two Modes of Equalityp. 486
The Hierarchies of Menp. 491
Anatomical Investigationsp. 497
Unlinking and Linking the Chainp. 502
Faithful Philosophy in Defense of Human Unityp. 506
The Study of Man in the Republicp. 509
Erasing Nature's Stamp of Colorp. 512
Nature's Blackballp. 512
The Effects of Climate and Civilizationp. 513
The Disease of Colorp. 517
White Negroesp. 521
The Logic of Blackness and Inner Similarityp. 525
The Winds of Changep. 530
An End to Environmentalismp. 533
Persistent Themesp. 538
Toward a White Man's Countryp. 542
Emancipation and Intermixturep. 542
The Beginning of Colonizationp. 546
The Virginia Programp. 551
Insurrection and Expatriation in Virginiap. 560
The Meaning of Negro Removalp. 565
Epilogue
Exodusp. 573
Note on the Concept of Racep. 583
Essay on Sourcesp. 586
Select List of Full Titlesp. 610
Map: Percentage of Negroes in Total Non-Aboriginal Population, 1700p. 615
Indexp. 617
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ISBN: 9780807871416
ISBN-10: 0807871419
Series: Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 696
Published: 6th February 2012
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 4.01
Weight (kg): 0.97
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised