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Horton, James Oliver

Overview
Works: 65 works in 190 publications in 2 languages and 13,986 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Local history  Pictorial works  Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E185, 973.0496073
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Most widely held works by James Oliver Horton
Slavery and the making of America by James Oliver Horton( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of slavery is central to understanding the history of the United States. Slavery and the Making of America offers a richly illustrated, vividly written history that illuminates the human side of this inhumane institution, presenting it largely through stories of the slaves themselves. Readers will discover a wide ranging and sharply nuanced look at American slavery, from the first Africans brought to British colonies in the early seventeenth century to the end of Reconstruction. The authors document the horrors of slavery, particularly in the deep South, and describe the valiant struggles to escape bondage, from dramatic tales of slaves such as William and Ellen Craft to Dred Scott's doomed attempt to win his freedom through the Supreme Court. We see how slavery set our nation on the road of violence, from bloody riots that broke out in American cities over fugitive slaves, to the cataclysm of the Civil War. Along the way, readers meet such individuals as "Black Sam" Fraunces, a West Indian mulatto who owned the Queen's Head Tavern in New York City, a key meeting place for revolutionaries in the 1760s and 1770s. Indeed, the book is filled with stories of remarkable African Americans, from Sergeant William H. Carney, who won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery at the crucial assault on Fort Wagner during the Civil War, to Benjamin "Pap" Singleton, a former slave who led freed African Americans to a new life on the American frontier. With more than one hundred illustrations, Slavery and the Making of America is a gripping account of the struggles of African Americans against the iniquity of slavery
Hard road to freedom : the story of African America by James Oliver Horton( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of African America from its African roots to the political and social upheavals at the end of the twentieth century
Slavery and public history : the tough stuff of American memory by James Oliver Horton( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Slavery and Public History' looks at the controversies surrounding the interpretation of slavery's history in the public arena. The book takes on contemporary reactions to the fundamental contradiction of American history, and offers an analysis of how people remember their past
A history of the African American people : the history, traditions & culture of African Americans( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of American Negroes and their contributions to American culture
Black Bostonians : family life and community struggle in the antebellum North by James Oliver Horton( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free people of color : inside the African American community by James Oliver Horton( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free People of Color is a path-breaking historical inquiry into the forces that unified and divided free African Americans in the pre-Civil War North, as they dealt with human issues vastly complicated by the racist character of American society. James Oliver Horton explores the social and psychological interior of free African American communities and reveals the diversity and nuances of free black society in such northern cities as Boston, Buffalo, and Washington, D.C. While examining the heated debates within these communities over gender roles, skin color, national identity, leadership styles, and politics, he argues for a complex and pluralistic view of free black society - where disagreement did not preclude cooperation toward common goals, such as ending slavery, obtaining full citizenship, and securing educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans. Horton also discusses relations between blacks and the European immigrants with whom they shared living space and often competed for employment. He finds the association between African Americans and Germans to have been relatively harmonious, particularly in contrast to the violence and acrimony that marked contact between blacks and Irish immigrants. "Black people," observes Horton, "like all Americans, develop communities which reflect the national, regional, and local issues that affect their well-being." The essays in Free People of Color document the complexity of antebellum African American communities and portray their inhabitants as a multifaceted people whose lives were both complicated by restrictive forces and unified by common goals
In hope of liberty : culture, community, and protest among northern free Blacks, 1700-1860 by James Oliver Horton( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And there are the countless men and women who struggled to lead their daily lives with courage and dignity: Zilpha Elaw, a visionary revivalist who preached before crowds of thousands; David James Peck, the first black to graduate from an American medical school in 1848; Paul Cuffe, a successful seafaring merchant who became an ardent supporter of the black African colonization movement; and Nancy Prince, at eighteen the effective head of a scattered household of four siblings, each boarded in different homes, who at twenty-five was formally presented to the Russian court
Landmarks of African American history by James Oliver Horton( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a variety of landmarks and buildings that represent the experiences and accomplishments of African Americans throughout the history of the United States. In Landmarks of African American History, James Oliver Horton chooses thirteen historic sites to explore the struggles and triumphs of African Americans and how they helped shape the rich and varied history of the United States. Horton begins with the first Africans brought to Jamestown, Virginia, and the start of slavery in the colonies that became the United States. Boston's Old State House provides the backdrop to the martyrdom of Crispus Attucks, the former slave killed in the Boston Massacre, the confrontation with British troops that led to the American Revolution. After the Civil War, former slaves settled the desolate area of Nicodemus, Kansas, and turned it into a thriving community. The USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and Boston's Old State House illustrate African American contributions to the defense of their country and reveal racial tensions within the military. And the black students who demanded service at Woolworth's racially segregated lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, launched the sit-in movement and advanced the fight for civil rights. Horton brings together a wide variety of African American historical sites to tell of the glory and hardship, of the great achievement and determination, of the people and events that have shaped the values, ideals, and dreams of our nation
Von Benin nach Baltimore : die Geschichte der African Americans by Norbert Finzsch( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race, slavery and the Civil War : the tough stuff of American history and memory( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard road to freedom : the story of African America by James Oliver Horton( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house we live in( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three part series exploring the history of race perceptions and behaviors towards races in the United States, within the context of recent scientific discoveries which have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode three focuses on how institutions shape and create race, giving different groups vastly unequal life chances. After WWII, whiteness increasingly meant owning a home in the suburbs, aided by discriminatory federal policies. European "ethnics," blended in to reap the advantages of whiteness while African Americans and other nonwhites were locked out. Advances have been made since the Civil Rights Movement but the playing field is still not level
Who owns history?( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of revised history, new history, and the rewriting of history
A fragile freedom : African American historic sites( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From stops on the Underground Railroad to the sites where the grand drama of the Civil Rights Movement played out, this video tours the nation to tell the story of Black America. The eight stops take us from New York City to Jacksonville, Florida, visiting famous landmarks and overlooked sites, and exploring the significance of each with the help of local experts and other scholars. What emerges is a fascinating tapestry of the African-American experience from the 18th century to the present day
People on the move : migration, acculturation, and ethnic interaction in Europe and North America by Dirk Hoerder( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story we tell( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three part series exploring the history of race perceptions and behaviors towards races in the United States, within the context of recent scientific discoveries which have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas, including the development of the slave system, which eventually crystalized into an ideology of white supremacy. By the mid-19th century, race had become the "common sense" wisdom of white America, revealing how social and political inequalities came to be recognized as "natural."
The man and the martyr : Abraham Lincoln in African American history and memory by James Oliver Horton( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house we live in( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third in a three-part series exploring the history of race perceptions and behaviors towards races in the United States, within the context of recent scientific discoveries which have have toppled the concept of biological race. This segment focuses on how institutions shape and create race, giving different groups vastly unequal life chances. After World War II, whiteness increasingly meant owning a home in the suburbs, aided by discriminatory federal policies. European "ethnics" blended in to reap the advantages of whiteness while African Americans and other nonwhites were locked out. Advances have been made since the Civil Rights Movement but the playing field is still not level
The story we tell( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas, including the development of the slave system, which eventually crystalized into an ideology of white supremacy. By the mid-19th century, race had become the "common sense" wisdom of white America, revealing how social and political inequalities came to be recognized as "natural."
Whispers of angels : a story of the underground railroad( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using dramatization and commentary by scholars and historians, the program discusses the critical eastern line of the Underground Railroad and two station masters who proved essential to its success: Thomas Garrett and William Still
 
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Slavery and the making of America
Alternative Names
Horton, James O.

Horton, James O. 1943-

Languages
English (128)

German (3)

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Hard road to freedom : the story of African AmericaSlavery and public history : the tough stuff of American memoryA history of the African American people : the history, traditions & culture of African AmericansBlack Bostonians : family life and community struggle in the antebellum NorthFree people of color : inside the African American communityIn hope of liberty : culture, community, and protest among northern free Blacks, 1700-1860Landmarks of African American historyRace, slavery and the Civil War : the tough stuff of American history and memoryHard road to freedom : the story of African America