The White Image in the Black Mind: African-American Ideas about White People, 1830-1925 / Edition 1

The White Image in the Black Mind: African-American Ideas about White People, 1830-1925 / Edition 1

by Mia Bay
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195132793

ISBN-13: 9780195132793

Pub. Date: 02/10/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


How did African-American slaves view their white masters? As demons, deities or another race entirely? When nineteenth-century white Americans proclaimed their innate superiority, did blacks agree? If not, why not? How did blacks assess the status of the white race? Mia Bay traces African-American perceptions of whites between 1830 and 1925 to depict America's

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How did African-American slaves view their white masters? As demons, deities or another race entirely? When nineteenth-century white Americans proclaimed their innate superiority, did blacks agree? If not, why not? How did blacks assess the status of the white race? Mia Bay traces African-American perceptions of whites between 1830 and 1925 to depict America's shifting attitudes about race in a period that saw slavery, emancipation, Reconstruction, and urban migration.

Much has been written about how the whites of this time viewed blacks, and about how blacks viewed themselves. By contrast, the ways in which blacks saw whites have remained a historical and intellectual mystery. Reversing the focus of such fundamental studies as George Fredrickson's The Black Image in the White Mind, Bay investigates this mystery. In doing so, she uncovers and elucidates the racial thought of a wide range of nineteenth-century African-Americans--educated and unlettered, male and female, free and enslaved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195132793
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/10/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
1,240,458
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction:
1. Desegregating American Racial Thought
2. Overview
Part I: White People in Black Ethnology
Chapter 1: "Of One Blood God Created All The Nations Of Men": African-Americans Respond to the Rise of Ideological Racism, 1789-1830
Chapter 2: The Redeemer Race and the Angry Saxon: Race, Gender, and White People in Antebellum Black Ethnology
Chapter 3: "What Shall We Do With The White People?": Whites in Postbellum Black Thought
Part II: The Racial Thought of the Slaves
Introduction to Part II
Chapter 4: "Us Is Human Flesh": The Racial Thought of the Slaves
Chapter 5: "Devils and Good People Walking De Road At De Same Time": White People in Black Folk Thought
Part III: New Negroes, New Whites: Black Racial Thought in the Twentieth Century
Chapter 6: "A New Negro For A New Country": Black Racial Ideology, 1900-1925
Conclusion
Notes
Index

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