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By David J. Libby, Paul Spickard, Susan Ditto

ISBN-10: 1423732006

ISBN-13: 9781423732006

ISBN-10: 1578067693

ISBN-13: 9781578067695

In 1968, Winthrop D. Jordan released his groundbreaking paintings White Over Black: American Attitudes towards the Negro, 1550-1812 and spread out new avenues for considering intercourse, slavery, race, and faith in American tradition. Over the process a forty-year profession on the college of California and the college of Mississippi, he endured to write down approximately those concerns and to coach others to imagine in new methods approximately interactions of race, gender, religion, and gear. Written by way of former scholars of Jordan, those essays are a tribute to the profession of 1 of America's nice thinkers and maybe the main influential American historian of his iteration. The ebook visits historic locales from Puritan New England and French Louisiana to nineteenth-century ny and Mississippi, the entire solution to Harlem swing golf equipment and school campuses within the 20th century. within the method, authors take heed to the voices of abolitionists and white supremacists, preachers and politicos, white farm girls and black sorority sisters, slaves, and jazz musicians. each one essay represents a big contribution to the collection's greater subject matters and while illustrates the effect Jordan exerted at the scholarly lifetime of each one writer. jointly, those items show the attentiveness to aspect and sensitivity to resources which are hallmarks of Jordan's personal paintings. David J. Libby, San Antonio, Texas, is the writer of Slavery and Frontier Mississippi: 1720-1835 (University Press of Mississippi). Paul Spickard, Santa Barbara, California, is the co-editor of Racial pondering within the usa: Uncompleted Independence and the writer of combined Blood: Intermarriage and Ethnic identification in Twentieth-Century the United States. Susan Ditto, Oxford, Mississippi, is the affiliate editor of Mississippi girls: Their Histories, Their Lives.

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Where gender metaphors no longer sufficed, racial metaphors worked. In order to capture the perplexing nature of the incident with its gendered and racialized configurations, we must first reconstruct the players The Onderdonk Trial and Sexual Harassment in the 1840s 29 and the stage and hear the testimony of the women themselves. ” The celebrity of the Onderdonk case derived from its famed centerpiece personality—the Bishop of New York; but this was far more than a seamy tabloid story of an individual public figure’s fall from grace.

To their credit, antislavery and allied reforms were still too optimistic, perhaps too naïve, to see man, even at his most beastly, as imprisoned by biology. There was hope among antebellum reformers that human nature could be overcome, that civilization depended on a struggle within man, not a struggle among men. Yet there was a transition. Younger abolitionists drifted elsewhere after the war. The Garrison children absorbed Darwinism. Moncure Conway went to England, to a friendship with Herbert Spencer and to another kind of revelation.

Two themes dominated the public discussion. One focused on the women’s testimonies and the inappropriate familiarities. Why did the women not complain at the time? Why did their male relatives fail to defend them? What could the Bishop have possibly had in mind? Under what circumstances could a man presume a woman’s willingness to engage in intimate touching? As so often happens in modern sexual harassment cases, questions were raised about the encouragement some of these women might have given the Bishop.

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