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Harris, J. William 1946-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 74 publications in 1 language and 5,036 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: F215, 975
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Most widely held works by J. William Harris
Deep Souths Delta, Piedmont, and Sea Island society in the age of segregation by J. William Harris ( )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Based on more than a decade of research in a wide range of sources, from census records to oral histories, these stories of regional change emerge through the cumulative and compelling stories of individuals. Some were planters: James Monroe Smith, who built up a huge Georgia cotton plantation based on convict labor; LeRoy Percy, a Mississippi planter, U. S. senator, and friend of Theodore Roosevelt; Charles Manigault, a rice planter who saw his dreams as well as his prosperity ruined by a flood. Others worked as sharecroppers or small farmers: Peter Brown, who managed a plantation for his absentee owner; Tom Smith, who was lynched after a crop dispute with his landlord; and Benton Miller, a crippled Civil War veteran who led the Populist Party in his Georgia county
The hanging of Thomas Jeremiah : a free Black man's encounter with liberty by J. William Harris ( Book )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1775, Thomas Jeremiah was one of fewer than five hundred "Free Negros" in South Carolina and, with an estimated worth of £1,000 (about $200,000 in today's dollars), possibly the richest person of African descent in British North America. A slaveowner himself, Jeremiah was falsely accused by whites--who resented his success as a Charleston harbor pilot--of sowing insurrection among slaves at the behest of the British. Though a free man, Jeremiah was tried in a slave court and sentenced to death. J. William Harris tells Jeremiah's story in full for the first time, illuminating the contradiction between a nation that would be born in a struggle for freedom and yet deny it to others
Society and culture in the slave South by J. William Harris ( )
11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combining established work with that of recent provocative scholarship on the antebellum South, this collection of essays puts students in touch with some of the central debates in this dynamic field
Plain folk and gentry in a slave society : white liberty and Black slavery in Augusta's hinterlands by J. William Harris ( Book )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1861, only about one-quarter of white southern families owned slaves, yet the vast majority of nonslave-owning whites followed southern planters into a long and bloody war to defend slavery. In doing so, they raised the obvious question: Why? What was it about the nature of class and race relations in the Old South that led them to such sacrifice? - Introduction
The making of the American South : a short history, 1500-1877 by J. William Harris ( )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new South : new histories by J. William Harris ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The old South : new studies of society and culture by J. William Harris ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this, the re-titled second edition of Society and Culture in the Slave South, J. William Harris selects the most recent and original scholarship in the field of the antebellum South published since 1992, when the first edition appeared. The present volume illustrates both he continuities and new developments in antebellum Southern history, starting from the work of Eugene Genovese and Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, and moving into work that challenges their traditional reading of the slave South as a "paternalist" society. The collection also features an introduction to the historiography of the slave South, and a "Guide to Further Reading."
A slaveholding republic Augusta's hinterlands before the Civil War by J. William Harris ( )
3 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Making of the American South by J. William Harris ( )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This concise overview of the history and historiography of the American South puts the major problems and issues of that region into clear, accessible prose. It focuses on the earliest days of the Old South, up to the Reconstruction, concentrating on the topics that are of most concern to historians
The hanging of Thomas Jeremiah by J. William Harris ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catawba Indian pottery the survival of a folk tradition by Thomas J Blumer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A comprehensive study that traces the craft of pottery making among the Catawba Indians of North Carolina from the late 18th century to the present. When Europeans encountered them, the Catawba Indians were living along the river and throughout the valley that carries their name near the present North Carolina-South Carolina border. Archaeologists later collected and identified categories of pottery types belonging to the historic Catawba and extrapolated an association with their protohistoric and prehistoric predecessors. In this volume, Thomas Blumer traces the construction techniques of th
Plain folk and gentry in a slave society white liberty and Black slavery in Augusta's hinterlands by J. William Harris ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[In this book, the author] argues that slaveowners relied on an ideology of liberty, a potential for social mobility, and a web of personal relationships between classes to contain white class divisions and ensure control over the black population. [In the book, he also] shows, dissolved these bonds of community and made Confederate victory impossible, forever changing southern society. -Back cover
The confessions of Edward Isham : a poor White life of the Old South by Edward Isham ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In 1859, the Georgian Edward Isham, convicted in North Carolina of murdering a Piedmont farmer, dictated his life to his defence-attorney. This autobiography provides a perspective on the poor whites, and is accompanied by a selection of essays
 
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Alternative Names
Harris, J. W. 1946-
Languages
English (74)
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