The White Man's Burden: Historical Origins of Racism in the United States / Edition 1 available in Paperback
An abridgement of the acclaimed White Over Black, which won both the National Book Award and a Bancroft Prize. This study attempts to answer a simple question: What were the attitudes of white men toward Negroes during the first two centuries of European and African settlement in what became the United States of America?
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Series:||Historical Origins of Racism in the United States|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 5.38(h) x 0.51(d)|
|Lexile:||1350L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Winthrop D. Jordan was professor of history, University of Mississippi and renowned writer on the history of slavery and the origins of racism in the United States.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you want to lighten the burden of guilt for the great-great granchildren of ex-slaveowners, give them this book. The author has an "oh,hum" approach, as if to say, the Englishmen had absolutely no choice in the matter. Due to their personal perceptions, economic hardships, and need for labor hands, it was only obvious to employ African as slaves, so let's not be too harsh on them. Give me a break!!!! I would not recommend this book for anyone who is set on learning about the truth.