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White Over Black

Author: Winthrop D. Jordan
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807838683
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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.

Thomas Jefferson

Author: Natalie Bober
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813927329
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A biography of the author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States who was also a noted inventor, architect, farmer, statesman, and educator.

African American Religious History

Author: Milton C. Sernett
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822324492
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This is a 2nd edition of the 1985 anthology that examines the religious history of African Americans.

African American Foodways

Author: Anne Bower
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252076303
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Presents a collection of essays that focus on African American cooking and food customs.

In The Midst Of Perpetual Fetes

Author: David Waldstreicher
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
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David Waldstreicher's In the Midst of Perpetual Fetes probes the practices of nationalism in a country made up of inherent and evolving divisions. His question is simple: How did national celebrations work as political strategy and as unifying event? Pursuing this inquiry, Waldstreicher offers a series of rich explorations into the dynamics of festivities that celebrated - or mourned - events and characters in the early republic. Using an innovative methodology and a sophisticated theoretical framework, Waldstreicher uncovers the processes that generated a profusion of patriotic sentiment. While celebrations like those for the Constitution, the Fourth of July, Washington's birthday, Jefferson's inauguration, and the end of the slave trade enabled nonvoters to participate intimately in the political process, they also provided ways to keep women and blacks in prescribed, noncitizen roles, even as members of both groups began to use celebrations for their own ends. Through a careful analysis of printed materials - newspapers, broadsides, toasts, orations, and ballads, - in relation to nationalist practices, Waldstreicher traces the emergence of an American political culture formed around a desired unity of purpose.

From Class To Race

Author: Charles Wade Mills
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
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Mills argues for a new critical theory that develops the insights of the black radical political tradition. While challenging conventional interpretations of key Marxist concepts and claims, the author contends that Marxism has been white insofar as it has failed to recognize the centrality of race and white supremacy to the making of the modern world.

The Shaping Of Southern Culture

Author: Bertram Wyatt-Brown
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807849125
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Extending his investigation into the ethical life of the white American South beyond what he wrote in "Southern Honor (1982), Bertram Wyatt-Brown explores three major themes in southern history: the political aspects of the South's code of honor, the increasing prominence of Protestant faith in white southerners' lives, and the devastating impact of war, defeat, and an angry loss of confidence during the post-Civil War era. This eloquent and richly textured study first demonstrates the psychological complexity of race relations, drawing new and provocative comparisons between American slave oppression and the Nazi concentration camp experience. The author then reveals how the rhetoric and rituals of honor affected the Revolutionary generation and--through a study of Andrew Jackson, dueling, and other demonstrations of manhood--how early American politicians won or lost popularity. In perhaps the most subtle and intriguing section of the book, he discloses the interconnections of honor andreligious belief and practice. Finally, exploring the effects of war and defeat on former Confederates, Wyatt-Brown suggests that the rise of violent racism following the Civil War had significant links to the shame of military defeat and the spurious invocation of religious convictions.