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Jordan, Winthrop D.

Overview
Works: 64 works in 368 publications in 3 languages and 15,170 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Conference papers and proceedings  Miscellanea  Trivia and miscellanea  Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Composer, Honoree
Classifications: E185, 973.097496
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Most widely held works by Winthrop D Jordan
White over black: American attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812 by Winthrop D Jordan( Book )

83 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1968, Winthrop D. Jordan set out in encyclopedic detail the evolution of white Englishmen's and Anglo-Americans' perceptions of blacks, perceptions of difference used to justify race-based slavery, and liberty and justice for whites only. This second edition, with new forewords by historians Christopher Leslie Brown and Peter H. Wood, reminds us that Jordan's text is still the definitive work on the history of race in America in the colonial era. Every book published to this day on slavery and racism builds upon his work; all are judged in comparison to it; none has surpassed it. -- From product description
Tumult and silence at Second Creek : an inquiry into a Civil War slave conspiracy by Winthrop D Jordan( )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 2,374 WorldCat member 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
The white man's burden : historical origins of racism in the United States by Winthrop D Jordan( Book )

33 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and held by 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the development of racist practices, policies, and attitudes during the years of colonization and revolution
Slavery and the American South : essays and commentaries by Winthrop D Jordan( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1900 very few historians were exploring the institution of slavery in the South. But in the next half century, the culture of slavery became a dominating theme in Southern historiography. In the 1970s it was the subject of the first Chancellor's Symposium in Southern History held at the University of Mississippi. Since then, scholarly interest in slavery has proliferated ever more widely. In fact, the editor of this retrospective volume states that since the 1970's "the expansion has resulted in a corpus that has a huge number of components - scores, even hundreds, rather than mere dozens.""--BOOK JACKET
Affect and power : essays on sex, slavery, race, and religion in appreciation of Winthrop D. Jordan by David J Libby( )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
An essay on the causes of the variety of complexion and figure in the human species by Samuel Stanhope Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1810 and 1965 in English and German and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnic Notions by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering more than one hundred years of United States history, traces the evolution of Black American caricatures and stereotypes that have fueled anti-Black prejudice. Loyal Toms, carefree Sambos, faithful Mammies, grinning Coons, savage Brutes and wide-eyed Pickaninnies roll across the screen in cartoons, feature films, popular songs, advertisements, household artifacts, even children's rhymes. These caricatures permeated popular culture from the 1820s to the Civil Rights era and implanted themselves within the American psyche
From Africa to the United States and then ...; a concise Afro-American history by Kenneth G Goode( Book )

9 editions published in 1969 in English and French and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Negro versus equality, 1762-1826 by Winthrop D Jordan( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race and family in the Colonial South : essays( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black/white sex by Grace Halsell( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Americans : a history by Winthrop D Jordan( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text emphasizes 20th-century history and provides lessons plans, teaching suggestions, and historical sidelights in wrap-around format
The Americans, the history of a people and a nation by Winthrop D Jordan( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A textbook of American history from the arrival of the Indians through the 1980's and the presidency of Ronald Reagan
The United States( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American people : a history to 1877 by Ernest R May( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A textbbok tracing the history of the United States from the Industrial Revolution to the present
The United States by Winthrop D Jordan( Book )

13 editions published between 1957 and 2003 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White over black the attitudes of the American colonists toward the Negro, to 1784 by Winthrop D Jordan( )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1979 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating America : a history of the United States( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book of overhead transparencies and user's guide. Contains 64 transparencies including paintings, historical posters, artifacts, and political cartoons
 
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White over black: American attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812
Covers
Tumult and silence at Second Creek : an inquiry into a Civil War slave conspiracyThe white man's burden : historical origins of racism in the United StatesSlavery and the American South : essays and commentariesAffect and power : essays on sex, slavery, race, and religion in appreciation of Winthrop D. JordanThe United StatesThe Americans : a historyCreating America : a history of the United States
Alternative Names
Donaldson Jordan, Winthrop

Jordan, Winthrop^

Jordan, Winthrop D.

Jordan, Winthrop Donaldson 1931-2007

Winthrop Jordan American historian

Winthrop Jordan Amerikaans historicus (1931-2007)

Winthrop Jordan historiador estatunidenc

Winthrop Jordan US-amerikanischer Historiker

Languages
English (301)

German (1)

French (1)