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Jordan, Winthrop D.

Works: 64 works in 321 publications in 3 languages and 15,108 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Conference papers and proceedings  Miscellanea  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Internet videos  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Contributor, 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 )

72 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Englishmen in Jamestown who greeted the first "twenty Negars" who arrived in 1619 had already acquired an attitude toward the Negro - from tradition, from religion, from earlier European contacts with Africans. And as the Englishman became the colonial, and then the revolutionary patriot, and finally the citizen of a new nation, seeking to find his identit in a new land, he created chattel slavery and was in turn confronted by it. This is a study of the process, from the sixteenth century through the early years of the Republic. -- from dust jacket
The white man's burden : historical origins of racism in the United States by Winthrop D Jordan( Book )

28 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and held by 1,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the development of racist practices, policies, and attitudes during the years of colonization and revolution
Tumult and silence at Second Creek : an inquiry into a Civil War slave conspiracy by Winthrop D Jordan( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 1,045 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
Ethnic Notions by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 736 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
An essay on the causes of the variety of complexion and figure in the human species by Samuel Stanhope Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 1810 and 1965 in English and German and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although the following essay may seem, at first view, to propose nothing to itself but to amuse the public with a philosophical speculation; yet as its object is to establish the unity of the human species, by tracing its varieties to their natural causes, it has an obvious and intimate relation with religion, by bringing in science to confirm the verity of the Mosaic history. It has lately become a kind of cant with certain superficial smatterers in physical science to speak of revealed religion, and of the spirit of piety as being hostile to profound researches into nature, lest they should be found to contradict the dogmas of revelation. We see these men, likewise, with equal ignorance and vanity, contemptuously insinuate that the friends of piety are always ready to rest their opinions, not on well ascertained facts, but on the supposed authority of Heaven, to save them the pains, and the hazard of enquiries so dangerous to contented superstition. These self-dubbed naturalists, vain of their own faint shadow of knowledge, because they know so little, seem to have forgotten the existence of such men as Newton, or Boyle, Bacon or Mede, and a thousand others, equally distinguished for the depth of their enquiries into the mysteries of nature, and for their sublime and fervent piety towards its Author. Genuine philosophy has ever been found the friend of true religion. They are only spurious pretences to science which have wantonly arrayed themselves against the holy scriptures. In a question of that nature which is discussed in the following essay, I would be far from introducing the authority of religion to silence enquiry, and equally far would I be from making it a substitute for proof. I appeal to the evidence of facts, and to conclusions resulting from these facts which I trust every genuine disciple of nature will acknowledge to be legitimately drawn from her own fountain. From Natural Science, which has been cultivated with more than common ardor and success in the present age, she now forms her chief attacks against the doctrines, and the history of religion. And on this quarter she has pressed them with the greatest zeal. While others, therefore, are successfully defending the interior fortresses of religion, and extending her practical sway over the hearts of men, I thought that I might render a valuable service to the cause, by cooperating, in some degree, with those who are defending her outworks, and carrying their attacks into the enemy's camp"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
The United States by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Africa to the United States and then ...; a concise Afro-American history by Kenneth G Goode( Book )

8 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 469 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 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavery and the American South : essays and commentaries by Winthrop D Jordan( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AMERICAN HISTORY -- African American -- & 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 1970s "the expansion has resulted in a corpus that has a huge number of components-scores, ev
Black/white sex by Grace Halsell( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Affect and power : essays on sex, slavery, race, and religion in appreciation of Winthrop D. Jordan by David J Libby( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 221 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
The Americans : a history by Winthrop D Jordan( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 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 86 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 in 1982 in English and held by 70 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 49 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 )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member 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( )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1979 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines motivating stories with research-based instruction that helps students improve their reading and social studies skills as they discover the past. Every lesson of the textbook is keyed to California content standards and analysis skills
The United States by Winthrop D Jordan( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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The white man's burden : historical origins of racism in the United StatesTumult and silence at Second Creek : an inquiry into a Civil War slave conspiracyThe United StatesSlavery and the American South : essays and commentariesAffect and power : essays on sex, slavery, race, and religion in appreciation of Winthrop D. JordanThe Americans : a historyCreating America : a history of the United States