Jordan, Winthrop D.
Most widely held works by Winthrop D Jordan
White over black: American attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812 by Winthrop D Jordan ( Book )
37 editions published between 1968 and 2000 in English and held by 2,367 libraries worldwide
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The white man's burden; historical origins of racism in the United States by Winthrop D Jordan ( Book )
17 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and held by 1,938 libraries worldwide
This book [is] for the student of history who requires an accurate, concise, comprehensive, absorbing account of the history of the foundations upon which modern America has been constructed. -Back cover.
Tumult and silence at Second Creek : an inquiry into a Civil War slave conspiracy by Winthrop D Jordan ( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 1,005 libraries worldwide
In the war-fevered spring and summer of 1861, a group of slaves in Adams County, Mississippi, conspired to gain their freedom by overthrowing and murdering their white masters. The conspiracy was discovered, the plotters were arrested and tried, and at least forty slaves in and around Natchez were hanged. By November the affair was over, and the planters of the district united to conceal the event behind a veil of silence. In 1971, Winthrop D. Jordan came upon the central document, previously unanalyzed by modern scholars, upon which this extraordinary book is based - a record of the testimony of some of the accused slaves as they were interrogated by a committee of planters determined to ferret out what was going on. This discovery led him on a twenty-year search for additional information about the aborted rebellion. Because no official report or even newspaper account of the plot existed, the search for evidence became a feat of historical detection. Jordan gathered information from every possible source - the private letters and diaries of members of the families involved in suppressing the conspiracy and of people who recorded the rumors that swept the Natchez area in the unsettled months following the beginning of the war; letters from Confederate soldiers concerned about the events back home; the journal of a Union officer who heard of the plot; records of the postwar Southern Claims Commission; census documents; plantation papers; even gravestones. What has emerged from this odyssey of research is a brilliantly written re-creation of one of the last slave conspiracies in the United States. It is also a revealing portrait of the Natchez region at the very beginning of the Civil War, when Adams County was one of the wealthiest communities in the nation and a few powerful families interconnected by marriage and business controlled not only a large black population but the poorer whites as well. In piecing together the fragments of extant information about the conspiracy, Jordan has produced a vivid picture of the plantation slave community in southwestern Mississippi in 1861 - its composition and distribution; the degree of mobility permitted slaves; the ways information was passed around slave quarters and from plantation to plantation; the possibilities for communication with town slaves, free blacks, and white abolitionists. Jordan also explores the treatment of blacks by their owners, the kinds of resentments the slaves harbored, the sacrifices they were willing to make to protect or avenge abused family members, and the various ways in which they viewed freedom. Tumult and Silence at Second Creek is a major work by one of the most distinguished scholars of slavery and race relations. Winthrop D. Jordan's study of the slave society of the Natchez area at the onset of the Civil War is a landmark contribution to the field. More than that, his exhaustive and resourceful search for documentation and his careful analysis of sources make the study an extended and innovative essay on the nature of historical evidence and inference.
Slavery and the American South : essays and commentaries by Jr. History Symposium Porter L. Fortune ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 520 libraries worldwide
An essay on the causes of the variety of complexion and figure in the human species by Samuel Stanhope Smith ( Book )
7 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 514 libraries worldwide
From Africa to the United States and then ...; a concise Afro-American history by Kenneth G Goode ( Book )
4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 479 libraries worldwide
Affect and power essays on sex, slavery, race, and religion in appreciation of Winthrop D. Jordan ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 472 libraries worldwide
"In 1968, Winthrop D. Jordan published his work White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812 and opened up new avenues for thinking about sex, slavery, race, and religion in American culture. Over the course of a forty-year career at the University of California and the University of Mississippi, he continued to write about these issues and to train others to think in new ways about interactions of race, gender, faith, and power." "Written by former students of Jordan, these essays are a tribute to the career of one of America's great thinkers and perhaps the most influential American historian of his generation. The book visits historical locales from Puritan New England and French Louisiana to nineteenth-century New York and Mississippi, all the way to Harlem swing clubs and college campuses in the twentieth century. In the process, authors listen to the voies of abolitionists and white supremacists, preachers and politicos, white farm women and black sorority sisters, slaves and jazz musicians."--BOOK JACKET.
The Negro versus equality, 1762-1826 by Winthrop D Jordan ( Book )
4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 416 libraries worldwide
Race and family in the Colonial South : essays ( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
White over black: American attitudes towards the Negro, 1550-1812 by Winthrop D Jordan ( Book )
2 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
The United States ( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
The United States by Winthrop D Jordan ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
The Americans : a history by Winthrop D Jordan ( Book )
19 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
The Americans, the history of a people and a nation by Winthrop D Jordan ( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
A textbook of American history from the arrival of the Indians through the 1980's and the presidency of Ronald Reagan.
The American people : a history to 1877 by Ernest R May ( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
A textbook tracing the history of the United States from its earliest recorded history to the period after the Civil War.
The American people : a history from 1877 by Ernest R May ( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
A textbbok tracing the history of the United States from the Industrial Revolution to the present.
White over black the attitudes of the American colonists toward the Negro, to 1784 by Winthrop D Jordan ( Book )
3 editions published between 1960 and 1979 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
White over Black by Winthrop D Jordan ( Book )
5 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Jordan and Robert Cromie discuss Jordan's book of the same title which deals with white-black relationships in colonial America.
The White Man's Burden historical origins of racism in the United States by Winthrop D Jordan ( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Creating America a history of the United States. Beginnings through reconstruction ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Adulthood African Americans Anthropology Attitude (Psychology) Christianity Civilization Civilization--Study and teaching (Secondary) Colonial influence Conference proceedings Education, Secondary Equality Families Hemings, Sally History History--Study and teaching (Elementary) History--Study and teaching (Secondary) Human skin color Jefferson, Thomas,--1743-1826 Juvenile works Miscellanea Mississippi--Adams County Monogenism and polygenism New England Plantation life Race relations Racially mixed people Relations with slaves Relations with women Religion Sex Sex role Slave insurrections Slave labor Slavery Slavery--Economic aspects Slavery--Political aspects Slaves Social sciences--Study and teaching (Secondary) Southern States United States Virginia West Indies