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Attitudes of Each Population in Winthrop Jordan's "White Over Black"
Review of Winthrop D. Jordan's book "White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812."
# 131873 | 1,250 words | 1 source | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in African-American Studies (Racism)


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This paper reviews and analyzes "White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812" by Winthrop D. Jordan. According to the paper, the book's title shows that the attitudes of each population were not as set or as clearly understandable as people may believe. In this book, Winthrop discusses the history of relations between whites and blacks leading to the slave era. Winthrop shows how attitudes changed over that time and how the fact of slavery in particular altered relations between black and white over time.

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"The basic subject of the book White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812 by Winthrop D. Jordan is evident from the title, and the attitudes of each population were not as set or as clearly understandable as people may believe. The author is a professor of history at the University of Mississippi and has written a number of books on racism and the slave era. In this book, he discusses the history of relations between whites and blacks leading to the slave era. Winthrop shows how attitudes changed over that time and how the fact of slavery in particular altered relations between black and white over time. Europeans were seeking empire when they first arrived in West Africa..."

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