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The white man's burden : historical origins of racism in the United States

Author: Winthrop D Jordan
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1980. ©1974
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintView all editions and formats
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Examines the development of racist practices, policies, and attitudes during the years of colonization and revolution.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Winthrop D Jordan
ISBN: 0195017439 9780195017434
OCLC Number: 1020068763
Notes: "Much of the material in this book has been derived from White over black: American attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812."
Description: xvi, 229 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Genesis: First impressions : initial English confrontation with Africans ; Unthinking decision : enslavement of Africans in America to 1700 --
2. Provincial decades, 1700-1755: Anxious oppressors : freedom and control in a slave society ; Fruits of passion : the dynamics of interracial sex ; The souls of men : the Negro's spiritual nature ; The bodies of men : the Negro's physical nature --
3. The Revolutionary era, 1755-1783: Self-scrutiny in the Revolutionary era --
4. Society and thought, 1783-1812: The imperatives of economic interest and national identity ; The limitations of antislavery ; The cancer of revolution ; The resulting pattern of separation --
5. Thought and society, 1783-1812: Thomas Jefferson : self and society ; The chain of being and the stamp of color ; Toward a white man's country --
Epilogue: Exodus.
Responsibility: Winthrop D. Jordan.

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Examines the development of racist practices, policies, and attitudes during the years of colonization and revolution.

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