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White over black : American attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812

Author: Winthrop D Jordan; Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English : 2nd ed.View all editions and formats
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"Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill."

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Winthrop D Jordan; Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
ISBN: 9780807834022 0807834025 9780807871416 0807871419
OCLC Number: 753000856
Notes: "Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill."
Originally published: 1968.
Description: xl, 651 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Genesis, 1550-1700 First impressions : initial English confrontation with Africans --
The blackness without --
The causes of complexion --
Defective religion --
Savage behavior --
The apes of Africa --
Libidinous men --
The blackness within --
Unthinking decision : enslavement of Negroes in America to 1700 --
The necessities of a new world Freedom and bondage in the English tradition --
The concept of slavery --
The practices of Portingals and Spanyards --
Enslavement : the West Indies --
Enslavement : New England --
Enslavement : Virginia and Maryland --
Enslavement : New York and the Carolinas --
The un-English : Scots, Irish, and Indians --
Racial slavery : from reasons to rationale --
Provincial decades, 1700-1755. Anxious oppressors : freedom and control in a slave society --
Demographic configurations in the colonies --
Slavery and the senses of the laws --
Slave rebelliousness and white mastery --
Free Negroes and fears of freedom --
Racial slavery in a free society --
Fruits of passion : the dynamics of interracial sex --
Regional styles in racial intermixture --
Masculine and feminine modes in Carolina and America --
Negro sexuality and slave insurrection --
Dismemberment, physiology, and sexual perceptions --
The secularization of reproduction --
Mulatto offspring in a biracial society --
The souls of men : the Negro's spiritual nature --
Christian principles and the failure of conversion --
The question of Negro capacity --
Spiritual equality and temporal subordination The thin edge of antislavery Inclusion and exclusion in the Protestant churches Religious revival and the impact of conversion --
The bodies of men : the Negro's physical nature --
Confusion, order, and hierarchy --
Negroes, apes, and beasts --
Rational science and irrational logic --
Indians, Africans, and the complexion of man --
The valuation of color --
Negroes under the skin --
The Revolutionary era, 1755-1783. Self-scrutiny in the Revolutionary era --
Quaker conscience and consciousness --
The discovery of prejudice --
Assertions of sameness --
Environmentalism and revolutionary ideology --
The secularization of equality --
The proslavery case of Negro inferiority --
The revolution as turning point --
Society and thought, 1783-1812 --
The imperatives of economic interest and national identity --
The economics of slavery --
Union and sectionalism --
A national forum for debate --
Nationhood and identity --
Non-English Englishmen --
The limitations of antislavery --
The pattern of antislavery --
The failings of revolutionary ideology --
The Quaker view beyond emancipation --
Religious equalitarianism --
Humanitarianism and sentimentality --
The success and failure of antislavery --
The cancer of revolution --
St. Domingo --
Non-importation of rebellion --
The contagion of liberty --
Slave disobedience in America --
The impact of Negro revolt --
The resulting pattern of separation --
The hardening of slavery --
Restraint of free Negroes --
New walls of separation --
Negro churches --
Thought and society, 1783-1812--
Thomas Jefferson : self and society --
Jefferson : the tyranny of slavery --
Jefferson : the assertion of Negro inferiority --
The issue of intellect --
The acclaim of talented Negroes --
Jefferson : passionate realities --
Jefferson : white women and black --
Interracial sex : the individual and his society --
Jefferson : a dichotomous view of triracial America --
The Negro bound by the chain of being --
Linnaean categories and the chain of being --
Two modes of equality --
The hierarchies of men --
Anatomical investigations --
Unlinking and linking the chain --
Faithful philosophy in defense of human unity --
The study of man in the republic --
Erasing nature's stamp of color --
Nature's blackball --
The effects of climate and civilization --
The disease of color --
White Negroes --
The logic of blackness and inner similarity --
The winds of change --
An end to environmentalism --
Persistent themes --
Toward a white man's country --
Emancipation and intermixture --
The beginning of colonization --
The Virginia Program ; Insurrection and expatriation in Virginia --
The meaning of Negro removal --
Exodus. Note on the concept of race.
Responsibility: Winthrop D. Jordan.

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