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Author: Winthrop D Jordan; Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.)
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture at Williamsburg, Va., by the University of North Carolina Press, [1968] ©1968
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Jordan, Winthrop D.
White over black: American attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812.
Chapel Hill, Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture at Williamsburg, Va., by the University of North Carolina Press [1968]
(OCoLC)558438608
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Jordan, Winthrop D.
White over black: American attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812.
Chapel Hill, Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture at Williamsburg, Va., by the University of North Carolina Press [1968]
(OCoLC)607812678
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Winthrop D Jordan; Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.)
ISBN: 080781055X 9780807810552 0807845507 9780807845509
OCLC Number: 265609
Description: xx, 651 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Genesis 1550-1700. --
I. First impressions: initial English confrontation with Africans --
1) The blackness without --
2) The causes of complexion --
3) Defective religion --
4) Savage behavior --
5) The apes of Africa --
6) Libidinous men --
7) The blackness within --
II. Unthinking decision: enslavement of Negroes in America to 1700 --
1) The necessities of a new world --
2) Freedom and bondage in the English tradition --
3) The concept of slavery --
4) The practices of Portingals and Spanyards --
5) Enslavement: The West Indies --
6) Enslavement: New England --
7) Enslavement: Virginia and Maryland --
8) Enslavement: New York and the Carolinas --
9) The un-English: Scots, Irish, and Indians --
10) Racial slavery: from reason to rationale --
pt. 2. Provincial decades 1700-1755. --
III. Anxious oppressors: freedom and control in a slave society --
1) Demographic configurations in the colonies --
2) Slavery and the senses of the laws --
3) Slave rebelliousness and white mastery --
4) Free Negroes and fears of freedom --
5) Racial slavery in a free society --
IV. Fruits of passion: the dynamics of interracial sex --
1) Regional styles in racial intermixture --
2) Masculine and feminine modes in Carolina and America --
3) Negro sexuality and slave insurrection --
4) Dismemberment, physiology, and sexual perceptions --
5) The secularization of reproduction --
6) Mulatto offspring in a biracial society --
V. The souls of men: the Negro's spiritual nature --
1) Christian principles and the failure of conversion --
2) The question of Negro capacity --
3) Spiritual equality and temporal subordination --
4) The thin edge of antislavery --
5) Inclusion and exclusion in the Protestant churches --
6) Religious revival and the impact of conversion --
VI. The bodies of men: the Negro's physical nature --
1) Confusion, order, and hierarchy --
2) Negroes, apes, and beasts --
3) Rational science and irrational logic --
4) Indians, Africans, and the complexion of man --
5) The valuation of color --
6) Negroes under the skin --
pt. 3. The Revolutionary era 1755-1783. --
VII. Self-scrutiny in the Revolutionary era --
1) Quaker conscience and consciousness --
2) The discovery of prejudice --
3) Assertions of sameness --
4) Environmentalism and revolutionary ideology --
5) The secularization of equality --
6) The proslavery case for Negro inferiority --
7) The revolution as turning point --
pt. 4. Society and thought 1783-1812. --
VIII. The imperatives of economic interest and national identity --
1) The economics of slavery --
2) Union and sectionalism --
3) A national forum for debate --
4) Nationhood and identity --
5) Non-English Englishmen --
IX. The limitations of antislavery --
1) The pattern of antislavery --
2) The failings of revolutionary ideology --
3) The Quaker view beyond emancipation --
4) Religious equalitarianism --
5) Humanitarianism and sentimentality --
6) The success and failure of antislavery --
X. The cancer of revolution --
1) St. Domingo --
2) Non-importation of rebellion --
3) The contagion of liberty --
4) Slave disobedience in America --
5) The impact of Negro revolt --
XI. The resulting pattern of separation --
1) The hardening of slavery --
2) Restraint of free Negroes --
3) New walls of separation --
4) Negro churches --
pt. 5. Thought and society 1783-1812. --
XII. Thomas Jefferson: self and society --
1) Jefferson: the tyranny of slavery --
2) Jefferson: the assertion of Negro inferiority --
3) The issue of intellect --
4) The acclaim of talented Negroes --
5) Jefferson: passionate realities --
6) Jefferson: white women and black --
7) Interracial sex: the individual and his society --
8) Jefferson: a dichotomous view of triracial America --
XIII. The negro bound by the chain of being --
1) Linnaean categories and the chain of being --
2) Two modes of equality --
3) The hierarchies of men --
4) Anatomical investigations --
5) Unlinking and linking the chain --
6) Faithful philosophy in defense of human unity --
7) The study of man in the republic --
XIV. Erasing nature's stamp of color --
1) Nature's blackball --
2) The effects of climate and civilization --
3) The disease of color --
4) White Negroes --
5) The logic of blackness and inner similarity --
6) The winds of change --
7) An end to environmentalism --
8) Persistent themes --
XV. Toward a white man's country --
1) Emancipation and intermixture --
2) The beginning of colonization --
3) The Virginia program --
4) Insurrection and expatriation in Virginia --
5) The meaning of Negro removal --
Epilogue --
XVI. Exodus --
Notes on the concept of race --
Essay on sources --
Select list of full titles --
Map: Percentage of Negroes in total non-Aboriginal population, 1790 --
Index.
Responsibility: Winthrop D. Jordan.

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