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A dreadful deceit : the myth of race from the colonial era to Obama's America, Jacqueline Jones

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A dreadful deceit : the myth of race from the colonial era to Obama's America
Title
A dreadful deceit
Title remainder
the myth of race from the colonial era to Obama's America
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline Jones
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In A Dreadful Deceit, award-winning social historian Jacqueline Jones traces the lives of six African Americans from the colonial era to the late 20th century, using their stories to illustrate the complex ways in which racial ideologies in this country have changed since the first Africans arrived on the nation's shores hundreds of years ago. The very idea of "blackness," she shows, has changed fundamentally over this period. For Antonio, an enslaved Angolan man tortured to death by his owner in 1650s Maryland, being black meant being defined purely in terms of physical characteristics, without regard to his actual ethnicity (his Angolan identity) and without association with any countrymen, confederates, or co-religionists who might support him. The label made Antonio uniquely vulnerable, and indeed gained traction precisely because it defined, rationalized, and exploited that vulnerability. It is one of the terrible ironies of history that later generations of African Americans developed a shared identity around this mythologized label, yet it is also true that each generation has also had to confront its limits and limitations."--Publisher information
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.800973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.625
LC item number
.J658 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A dreadful deceit : the myth of race from the colonial era to Obama's America, Jacqueline Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Antonio: a killing in early colonial Maryland
  • Boston King: self-interested patriotism in revolutionary-era South Carolina
  • Elleanor Eldridge: "complexional hindrance" in antebellum Rhode Island
  • Richard W. White: "racial" politics in post-Civil War Savannah
  • William H. Holtzclaw: the "Black man's burden" in the heart of Mississippi
  • Simon P. Owens: a Detroit wildcatter at the point of production
Control code
ocn841892956
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 379 pages
Isbn
9780465036707
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013031130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99955519769
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841892956
Label
A dreadful deceit : the myth of race from the colonial era to Obama's America, Jacqueline Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Antonio: a killing in early colonial Maryland
  • Boston King: self-interested patriotism in revolutionary-era South Carolina
  • Elleanor Eldridge: "complexional hindrance" in antebellum Rhode Island
  • Richard W. White: "racial" politics in post-Civil War Savannah
  • William H. Holtzclaw: the "Black man's burden" in the heart of Mississippi
  • Simon P. Owens: a Detroit wildcatter at the point of production
Control code
ocn841892956
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 379 pages
Isbn
9780465036707
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013031130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99955519769
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841892956

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