Jordan, Winthrop D.

The white man's burden : historical origins of racism in the United States / Winthrop D. Jordan. - New York : Oxford University Press, 1974. - xvi, 229 p. ; 22 cm.

"Much of the material in this book has been derived from White over black: American attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812."

Bibliography: p. 227-229.

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 spriritual 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.

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

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Slavery--History.--United States
African Americans--History--To 1863.


United States--Race relations.

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