The Black Image in the White Mind: The Debate on Afro-American Character and Destiny, 1817-1914

The Black Image in the White Mind: The Debate on Afro-American Character and Destiny, 1817-1914

by George M. Fredrickson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597405546
Publisher: Scholarly Publishing Office, U of MI
Publication date: 11/28/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 519,863
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

GEORGE M. FREDRICKSON has been Edgar E. Robinson Professor of United States History at Stanford University since 1984. He is author of The Inner Civil War, The Black Image in the White Mind (Wesleyan Paperback), and White Supremacy, for which he won the Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Merle Curti awards; this book was also a Pulitzer Prize runner-up. The Black Image in the White Mind received the Anisfield-Wolf Award.

A graduate of Harvard University (A.B. 1956, Ph.D. 1964), Fredrickson served in he U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1960 and taught at Northwestern University from 1966 to 1984; he was William Smith Mason Professor after 1979. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Oslo in 1956-57 and a Fulbright professor of American History at Moscow University in 1983. FREDRICKSON has twice been appointed senior fellow of National Endowment for the Humanities; he was a Guggenhim fellow in 1968-69 and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His home is in Stanford, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Wesleyan Edition
Chapter One: Prejudice and Reformism: The Colonization Idea and the Abolitionist Response, 1817-1840
Chapter Two: Slavery and Race: The Southern Dilemma
Chapter Three: Science, Polygenesis, and the Proslavery Argument, Chapter Four: Uncle Tom and the Anglo-Saxons: Romantic Racialism in the North
Chapter Four White Nationalism: “Fee Soil” and the Ideal of Racial Homogeneity
Chapter Six: Race and Reconstruction
Chapter Seven: The New South and the New Paternalism, 1877-1890
Chapter Eight: The Vanishing Negro: Darwinism and the Conflict of the Races
Chapter Nine: The Negro as Beast: Southern Negrophobia at the Turn of the Century
Chapter Ten: Accomodationist Racism and the Progressive Mentality
Chapter Eleven: Conclusion and Epilogue

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