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White Over Black – American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812 - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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White Over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812

Winthrop D. Jordan


This book sets 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 reminds us that this 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 this work; all are judged in comparison to it; none has surpassed it.

Keywords: blacks, race-based slavery, liberty, justice, whites, race, colonial era, racism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834022
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807838686_jordan


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Winthrop D. Jordan, author