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Roots of American racism [electronic resource] : essays on the Colonial experience /
Alden T. Vaughan.
imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
description
xv, 350 p. : ill., maps
ISBN
0195086872 (Paper)
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imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
isbn
0195086872 (Paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Title from e-book title screen (viewed October 15, 2007).
catalogue key
7372191
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-241) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Alden Vaughan, a professor of history at Columbia University for thirty years, is a specialist in early American race relations
Reviews
Review Quotes
"...A major achievement...Vaughn draws upon a lifetime of distinguished scholarship to produce a coherent and challenging account of the origins of Anglo-American racism."--Labor History
"...A major achievement...Vaughn draws upon a lifetime of distinguishedscholarship to produce a coherent and challenging account of the origins ofAnglo-American racism."--Labor History
"An indispensable work for early Anglo-American attitudes and behaviors toward Indians, and their significantly different responses towards blacks."--John T. Juricek, Emory University
"An indispensable work for early Anglo-American attitudes and behaviorstoward Indians, and their significantly different responses towardsblacks."--John T. Juricek, Emory University
"For those scholars and students who are unfamiliar with Vaughan's work,or who desire to reread his major articles on this thorny issue, this book willbe valuable and stimulating."--History
"For those scholars and students who are unfamiliar with Vaughan's work, or who desire to reread his major articles on this thorny issue, this book will be valuable and "timulating."--History
"Since Vaughan has long been one of our most distinguished commentators...the collection is most welcome."--Journal of American Ethnic History
"Since Vaughan has long been one of our most distinguishedcommentators...the collection is most welcome."--Journal of American EthnicHistory
"These essays should be of great interest to specialists in early American history."--Historical Journal of Massachusetts
"These essays should be of great interest to specialists in early Americanhistory."--Historical Journal of Massachusetts
"...this is a tidy volume through which undergraduate and established-scholar alike can revisit many branches of the far-reaching and shady structure of American racism."--Pennsylvania History
"...this is a tidy volume through which undergraduate andestablished-scholar alike can revisit many branches of the far-reaching andshady structure of American racism."--Pennsylvania History
"Vaughan's mastery of the primary and secondary sources and secondary literature is evident....Vaughan is clearly invigorated by the debate and open to new findings. His is an important voice in the dialogue on race in America."--The North Carolina Historical Review
"Vaughan's mastery of the primary and secondary sources and secondaryliterature is evident....Vaughan is clearly invigorated by the debate and opento new findings. His is an important voice in the dialogue on race inAmerica."--The North Carolina Historical Review
"Vaughan's mastery of the primary and secondary sources and secondary literature is evident....Vaughan is clearly invigorated by the debate and open to new findings. His is an important voice in the dialogue on race in America."-- The North Carolina Historical Review "These essays should be of great interest to specialists in early American history."-- Historical Journal of Massachusetts "For those scholars and students who are unfamiliar with Vaughan's work, or who desire to reread his major articles on this thorny issue, this book will be valuable and "timulating."-- History "Since Vaughan has long been one of our most distinguished commentators...the collection is most welcome."-- Journal of American Ethnic History "An indispensable work for early Anglo-American attitudes and behaviors toward Indians, and their significantly different responses towards blacks."--John T. Juricek, Emory University "...this is a tidy volume through which undergraduate and established-scholar alike can revisit many branches of the far-reaching and shady structure of American racism."-- Pennsylvania History "Vaughan's own scholarly itinerary is well represented in these essays...thoughtfull and balanced essay...is always fairminded and meticulous, and his notes are fascinating."-- William and Mary Quarterly "...A major achievement...Vaughn draws upon a lifetime of distinguished scholarship to produce a coherent and challenging account of the origins of Anglo-American racism."-- Labor History "Vaushan has been a productive scholar for over thirty years and this collection of ten of his essays conveniently summarizes the substance and scope of his contributions to the field of early American history. Readers already familiar with Vaughan's writings will be pleased with this volume. There is much to admire in Vaughan's finely crafted essays."-- New York History
"Vaughan's mastery of the primary and secondary sources and secondary literature is evident....Vaughan is clearly invigorated by the debate and open to new findings. His is an important voice in the dialogue on race in America."--The North Carolina Historical Review "These essays should be of great interest to specialists in early American history."--Historical Journal of Massachusetts "For those scholars and students who are unfamiliar with Vaughan's work, or who desire to reread his major articles on this thorny issue, this book will be valuable and "timulating."--History "Since Vaughan has long been one of our most distinguished commentators...the collection is most welcome."--Journal of American Ethnic History "An indispensable work for early Anglo-American attitudes and behaviors toward Indians, and their significantly different responses towards blacks."--John T. Juricek,Emory University "...this is a tidy volume through which undergraduate and established-scholar alike can revisit many branches of the far-reaching and shady structure of American racism."--Pennsylvania History "Vaughan's own scholarly itinerary is well represented in these essays...thoughtfull and balanced essay...is always fairminded and meticulous, and his notes are fascinating."--William and Mary Quarterly "...A major achievement...Vaughn draws upon a lifetime of distinguished scholarship to produce a coherent and challenging account of the origins of Anglo-American racism."--Labor History "Vaushan has been a productive scholar for over thirty years and this collection of ten of his essays conveniently summarizes the substance and scope of his contributions to the field of early American history. Readers already familiar with Vaughan's writings will be pleased with this volume. There is much to admire in Vaughan's finely crafted essays."--New York History
"Vaughan's own scholarly itinerary is well represented in these essays...thoughtfull and balanced essay...is always fairminded and meticulous, and his notes are fascinating."--William and Mary Quarterly
"Vaughan's own scholarly itinerary is well represented in theseessays...thoughtfull and balanced essay...is always fairminded and meticulous,and his notes are fascinating."--William and Mary Quarterly
"Vaushan has been a productive scholar for over thirty years and this collection of ten of his essays conveniently summarizes the substance and scope of his contributions to the field of early American history. Readers already familiar with Vaughan's writings will be pleased with this volume. There is much to admire in Vaughan's finely crafted essays."--New York History
"Vaushan has been a productive scholar for over thirty years and thiscollection of ten of his essays conveniently summarizes the substance and scopeof his contributions to the field of early American history. Readers alreadyfamiliar with Vaughan's writings will be pleased with this volume. There ismuch to admire in Vaughan's finely crafted essays."--New York History
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Summaries
Long Description
This collection of essays focuses principally on Indian/White and Black/White relations in colonial America. While the princippal concern of the book is on the interaction of culture and races, its more specific focus is on perception and policies, based upon the mental impression whites fashioned to help understand Native American and African American and the colonial policies that evolved from these perceptions.
Long Description
This important new collection brings together ten of Alden Vaughan's essays about race relations in the British colonies. Focusing on the variable role of cultural and racial perceptions on colonial policies for Indians and African Americans, the essays include explorations of the origins of slavery and racism in Virginia, the causes of the Puritans' war against the Pequots, and the contest between natives and colonists to win the other's allegiance by persuasion or captivity. Less controversial but equally important to understanding the racial dynamics of early America are essays on early English paradigmatic views of Native Americans, the changing Anglo-American perceptions of Indian color and character, and frontier violence in pre-Revolutionary Pennsylvania. Published here for the first time are an extensive expose of slaveholder ideology in seventeenth-century Barbados, the second half of an essay on Puritan judicial policies for Indians, a general introduction, and headnotes to each essay. All previously published pieces have been revised to reflect recent scholarship or to address recent debates. Challenging standard interpretations while probing previously-ignored aspects of early American race relations, this convenient and provocative collection by one our most incisive commentators will be required reading for all scholars and students of early American history.
Main Description
This important new collection brings together ten of Alden Vaughan's essays about race relations in the British colonies. Focusing on the variable role of cultural and racial perceptions on colonial policies for Indians and African Americans, the essays include explorations of the origins ofslavery and racism in Virginia, the causes of the Puritans' war against the Pequots, and the contest between natives and colonists to win the other's allegiance by persuasion or captivity. Less controversial but equally important to understanding the racial dynamics of early America are essays onearly English paradigmatic views of Native Americans, the changing Anglo-American perceptions of Indian color and character, and frontier violence in pre-Revolutionary Pennsylvania. Published here for the first time are an extensive expose of slaveholder ideology in seventeenth-century Barbados, thesecond half of an essay on Puritan judicial policies for Indians, a general introduction, and headnotes to each essay. All previously published pieces have been revised to reflect recent scholarship or to address recent debates. Challenging standard interpretations while probing previously-ignored aspects of early American race relations, this convenient and provocative collection by one our most incisive commentators will be required reading for all scholars and students of early American history.
Table of Contents
Changing Perceptions
From White Man to Redskin: Changing Anglo-American Perceptions of the American Indianp. 3
Early English Paradigms for New World Nativesp. 34
Slaveholders' "Hellish Principles": A Seventeenth-Century Critiquep. 55
Frontier Banditti and the Indians: The Paxton Boys' Legacy, 1763-75p. 82
Culture and Race in Early Virginia
"Expulsion of the Salvages": English Policy and the Virginia Massacre of 1622p. 105
Blacks in Virginia: Evidence from the First Decadep. 128
The Origins Debate: Slavery and Racism in Seventeenth-Century Virginiap. 136
Puritans and Indians
Pequots and Puritans: The Causes of the War of 1637p. 177
Tests of Puritan Justicep. 200
Crossing the Cultural Divide: Indians and New Englanders, 1605-1763 (with Daniel K. Richter)p. 213
Notesp. 253
Indexp. 343
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