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Harris, J. William 1946-

Overview
Works: 20 works in 106 publications in 2 languages and 6,943 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Guidebooks  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: F279.C453, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by J. William Harris
The hanging of Thomas Jeremiah : a free Black man's encounter with liberty by J. William Harris( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 889 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
Plain folk and gentry in a slave society : white liberty and Black slavery in Augusta's hinterlands by J. William Harris( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 668 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
Deep Souths : Delta, Piedmont, and Sea Island society in the age of segregation by J. William Harris( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still others represented new worlds, slowly being born: Lucy Craft Lancy, the daughter of a slave, who founded one of the best African American high schools in the nation: Nellic Nugent Somerville, who became a Mississippi suffragist and legislator; Charley Patton, the "king" of the Delta blues; and Arthur Raper, a white liberal New Dealer, who was hauled before a grand jury in Georgia for using "Mr." and "Mrs." to refer to his African American co-workers." "Deep Souths presents a comparative, ground-level view of history that challenges the idea that the lower South was either uniform or static in the era of segregation. By the end of the New Deal, changes in these regions had prepared the way for the civil rights movement and the end of segregation."--Jacket
Society and culture in the slave South by J. William Harris( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 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. It includes substantial excerpts from the work of Eugene Genovese and Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, who lay out the influential interpretation of the South as a `paternalistic' society and culture, and contributions from more recent scholars who provide dissenting or alternative interpretations of the relations between masters and slaves and men and women. The essays draw on a wide range of disciplines
The making of the American South : a short history, 1500-1877 by J. William Harris( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 253 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 new South : new histories by J. William Harris( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old South : new studies of society and culture( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 144 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( )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our heritage & our home by J. William Harris( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An excursion guide to the geology of the Isle of Skye by B. R Bell( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In South Barre, we're all Americans" : an immigrant mill village becomes Americanized, 1900-1950 by Barbara Finan( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The confessions of Edward Isham : a poor White life of the Old South by Edward Isham( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries 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
Archeological Evidence from the Koobi Fora Formation by Glynn Llywelyn Isaac( )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koobi Fora Formation
Deep souths: Delta, Piedmont, and Sea Island society in the age of segregation by J. William Harris( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

http://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.08982
Edward H. Durell : New Orleans civic reformer and Reconstruction judge by Sean C Perry( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Thy children shall rise up and call thee blessed" : the transformation from spiritual custodians to Shaker mothers, 1800-1940 by Kristen M Jeschke( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thomas Jefferson and the burning of Richmond by Shawn Ryan Rosa( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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
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
Fundación y obra de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico : un recuento histórico : memorias del Dr. John Will Harris "Cabalgando y enlazando" by J. Will Harris( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The hanging of Thomas Jeremiah : a free Black man's encounter with liberty
Alternative Names
Harris, J. W. 1946-

Languages
English (103)

Spanish (1)

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Plain folk and gentry in a slave society : white liberty and Black slavery in Augusta's hinterlandsDeep Souths : Delta, Piedmont, and Sea Island society in the age of segregationSociety and culture in the slave SouthThe making of the American South : a short history, 1500-1877The new South : new historiesThe old South : new studies of society and cultureThe confessions of Edward Isham : a poor White life of the Old SouthCatawba Indian pottery : the survival of a folk tradition