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Summary Information

University of Mississippi Libraries
Jordan, Winthrop D.
Winthrop D. Jordan Collection
Date [inclusive]
General Physical Description note
61 boxes (30.5 linear feet)
General Special Collections
The collection contains files, personal and professional papers, and research notes of historian and professor Winthrop D. Jordan.

Preferred Citation

Winthrop D. Jordan Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

Winthrop Donaldson Jordan (1931-2007), the son of Henry Donaldson Jordan and Lucretia Mott Churchill, was born in Worcester, Mass. He graduated from Harvard University in 1953 and received his master’s degree from Clark University in 1957 and his doctorate from Brown University in 1960. A fellow at the Institute for Early American History and Culture in Williamsburg, Virginia, he joined the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley in 1963 and served as professor of history for twenty years as well as associate dead for minority group affairs at the graduate school.

In 1982, Dr. Jordan joined the faculty of the University of Mississippi as an F.A.P. Barnard Distinguished Professor and Professor of Afro-American History. He became the first holder of the William F. Winter Professorship of History at UM in 1993 and retired in 2003.

Jordan’s contributions to the profession of history were rewarded by the profession’s highest awards. His White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812 (1968), received the National Book Award, the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize, the Francis Parkman Prize and the Bancroft Prize, the later awarded each year by Columbia University and considered the most prestigious award in the field of American history writing. He won a second Bancroft Prize for his 1993 book  Tumult and Silence at Second Creek: An Inquiry Into a Civil War Slave Conspiracy. The Mississippi Historical Society honored him with the B.C.C. Wailes Award just before his death.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains personal and professional files, correspondence, research notes, class notes and lectures of Dr. Winthrop Jordan. The collection is arranged by subject in roughly the same order and groupings as it was received. While the folders themselves are not original, the labels on each folder reflect all of the information contained on the original folders. In some cases, this includes dates material was used in class or personal notes.

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This collection is arranged by subject, in roughly the same order in which it was received.

  1. Professional Files: General
  2. Professional Files: Recommendations, Talks, and Conferences
  3. Time on the Cross
  4. One Drop
  5. Reader Articles and Papers
  6. Book Excerpts, Book Reviews, and Photocopied Articles
  7. Henry Donaldson Jordan Manuscript Materials
  8. Intra-Mixture: Essays on Race and Other Familial Relationships in American History
  9. Materials related to Tumult and Silence at Second Creek: An Inquiry into a Civil War Slave Conspiracy
  10. Publishing
  11. Research Notes
  12. Subject Files
  13. Sambo
  14. Undergraduate Class Notes and Lectures
  15. Miscellaneous Notes and Writings

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries November 2011

Access Restrictions

The Winthrop D. Jordan Collection is open for research, with the exception of Box 23, which contains student information that is restricted under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Photographs have been removed from this collection for processing and preservation. Please contact Archives and Special Collections if you would like information on collection photographs. At least two days' advance notice is required to use photographs.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Cora M. Jordan, 2007

Processing Information

Collection processed by John Wall and Audrey M. Uffner, June 2009. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, November 2011.

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Related Materials

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed from this collection for reasons of preservation.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Mississippi -- Faculty -- Biography


  • articles
  • correspondence
  • instructional materials
  • manuscripts

Geographic Name(s)

  • Southern States -- Race relations -- Congresses

Personal Name(s)

  • Jordan, Winthrop D.


  • African Americans -- History -- To 1863
  • African Americans -- Mississippi -- Adams County -- History -- 19th Century
  • Plantation Life -- Mississippi -- Adams County -- History -- 19th Century
  • Slave insurrections -- Mississippi -- Adams County
  • Slavery -- Southern States -- Congresses
  • Slavery -- United States -- History

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Collection Inventory

Professional Files: General 

1.1 Personnel and Department Files, Tenure Committees 

1.2 Jobs, old 

1.3 Report of the History Department Review Committee, University of Pennsylvania, 1978 

1.4 Organization of American Historians, 1983 

1.5 Advising, 1993 

1.6 Sabbatical Leave, 1996-1997 

1.7 Receipts 

1.8 University of Mississippi Press listing for Affect and Power 

1.9 Norton 

1.10 Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences 

1.11 "Roots"  

1.12 Miscellaneous comics 

1.13 Brag Sheets 

1.14 Vita (1) 

1.15 Vita (2) 

1.16 Vita (3) 

1.17 Vita, Spring 2004 

1.18 Collection photographs 

2.1 Correspondence 

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Professional Files: Recommendations, Talks, and Conferences 

2.2 Letters, 1982-1983 

2.3 Recommendations 

2.4 Patricia Cohen 

2.5 Namorato, Michael 

2.6 Regan, Mary 

2.7 Shute, Michael 

2.8 Skemp, Sheila 

2.9 Chancellors – U of M 

2.10 Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California, 1987 

2.11 Auburn Television – Auburn University, Alabama, 1984-1986 

2.12 University of Akron – Black History Lecture Series 

2.13 Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 1984 

2.14 Brevard Community College 

2.15 Clark University 1988 Fall Convocation 

2.16 Passaic Community College 

2.17 Center for Southern Culture 

2.18 American Revolution and Family – Talk, 1975-1976 

2.19 Race, Sex, and Age and American Revolution, 1976 

2.20 "All Men" Lecture – Egalitarianism and the American Revolutionary Heritage by Winthrop Jordan, 7 April 1976 

2.21 "Slavery in the U.S. South," Porter L. Fortune, Jr. History Symposium 

2.22 Southern Writers of Fact and Fiction, Coastal Carolina University, 26-27 January 1996 

2.23 "Why Nobody Can’t Write Good"  

Scope and Contents note

Article and correspondence re: article by John Fischer, printed in Harper’s Weekly, February 1964

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Time on the Cross 

3.1 Rochester Conference: Time on the Cross: A First Appraisal, Jordan – Notes for comment and 3 papers commented on, 22 October 1974 

3.2 Paul A. David review article/letter re: Time on the Cross 

3.3 Wilson Record 

3.4 Engerman 

3.5 Evidence – Post Pub/Fogel Engerman 

3.6 Interview – Fogel – French (Francis Furet + Emmanuel LeRoy Ladurie) 

3.7 Cliometrics Paper – Fogel 

3.8 Fogel and Engerman – DIET (New Evidence) 

3.9 David and Temin Paper 

3.10 Tipton – Walker Paper 

3.11 Wilson and Jane Record – Paper "Computer"  

3.12 Rochester News Clippings 

3.13 Evidence Relevant to the Post-Publication Debate on Time on the Cross edited by Fogel/Engerman 

3.14 Rochester Conference – October 1974 – Misc. Arrangements 

3.15 Rochester Conference – Schedule and Roster 

4.1 Davis, Lance E., "One Potato, Two Potato, Sweet Potato Pie: Clio Looks at Slavery and the South"  

4.2 Furstenberg, Frank F., Theodore Hershberg and James Modell, ""  

4.3 "The Origins of the Female-Headed Black Family: The Destructive Impact of the Urban Experience."  

4.4 Gutman, Herbert G., "Notes on Writing ‘A Key to Time on the Cross’: A Flawed Mode of Slave Socialization Meant to Explain Work Habits, the Slave Family and Slave Sexual Mores."  

4.5 Hellie, Richard, "Time on the Cross from the Comparative Perspective of Early Modern Russian Slavery."  

4.6 Hershberg, Theodore, "Time on the Cross and the Black Family."  

4.7 Ianni, Octavio, "Notes on Slavery and History."  

4.8 Klein, Herbert S., "Reflections on the Viability of Slavery and the Causes of Abolition in Nineteenth Century Cuba."  

4.9 Laslett, Peter, "The Slave Family Household in the Old South."  

4.10 Luraghi, Raimondo "Wage Labor in the ‘Rice Belt’ of Northern Italy and Slave Labor in the American South – A First Approach."  

4.11 Mandle, Jay R., "Strength and Growth in a Plantation Economy: An Appraisal of Time on the Cross."  

4.12 Patterson, Orlando, "The Theory of Slavery and Slave Society: A Preliminary Statement."  

4.13 Reid, Joseph D., "Discussion of Professors Davis, Sutch and Wright on TOTC."  

4.14 Rothstein, Morton, "Measurement, Calculus, and Direction: Prometheus in the Antebellum Southland."  

4.15 Sanday, Peggy R., "African Survivals, the Chains of Slavery and Ethonocentrism: Intra-Cultural Variation in U.S. Slave Culture."  

4.16 Shorter, Edward, "Protein, Puberty, and Premarital Sexuality: American Blacks v. French Peasants."  

4.17 Sutch, Richard, "The Treatment Received by American Slaves: A Critical Review of the Fogel-Engerman Thesis."  

4.18 Woodman, Harold D., "The Old South and the New History."  

4.19 Wright, Gaven, "The Economic Analysis of Time on the Cross."  

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One Drop 

5.1 "One Drop" demography section penciled 15 August [?] 

5.2 "One Drop" notes, 2004 

5.3 "One Drop" notes – Hening’s Statutes, 2004 

5.4 "One Drop" arts – Spanish America 

5.5 "One Drop" and notes, 2001 

5.6 TLS from M[?] to Winthrop Jordan 

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Regarding "Gender and the Politics of Mestizaje" in the  Hispanic-American Historical Review, February 1998

5.7 Burns, Kathryn, "Gender and the Politics of Mestizaje: The Convent of Santa Clara in Cuzco, Peru."  

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The Hispanic-American Historical Review, volume 78, issue 1, February 1998, pp. 5-44.

5.8 "The One Drop Racial Rule in the United States: When, Why, and Whither?" by Winthrop D. Jordan, 26 October 1998 

5.9 Winthrop D. Jordan –Brenard Community College, August 1999 

5.10 Talks: "One Drop," 26 April 2001 

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Reader Articles and Papers 

Scope and Contents note

Papers sent to Jordan for comment, and signed articles.

6.1 Allen, Jeffrey B., "Racial Egalitarianism in the Anti-Slavery White South: Kentucky 1791-1824," 1976 

6.2 Armitage, David, "The New World and British Historical Thought."  

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Excerpt from Karen Ordahl Kupperman ed., America in the European Consciousness 1493-1750

6.3 Bastides, Roger, "The Black Americans."  

Scope and Contents note

In French.

6.4 Blauner, Robert, "Race and the White Professor."  

6.5 Blauner, Robert, "Sociology in the Courtroom: The Search for White Racism in the Huey Newton Voir Dire."  

6.6 Bouwsma, William J., "Intellectual History in the 1980s from the History of Ideas to History of Meaning."  Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Volume 12, No.2, 1981. 

6.7 Brinton, Howard H., "How They Became Friends."  

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6.8 Brodie, Fawn. "The Great Jefferson Taboo."  American Heritage, June 1972. 

6.9 Carrier, Henry. "Infusing Diversity into the Curriculum: The First Two Years."  

Scope and Contents note

National Endowment for the Humanities grant proposal

6.10 Foley, Chapter 5 

6.11 Fuller, James. "Slave Morality in Colonial South Carolina."  

6.12 Gordon-Reed, Annette. First chapters of what would become The Hemingses of Monticello, 17 May 2006. 

6.13 Gross, Ariela J. "Litigating Whiteness: Trials of Racial Determination in the Nineteenth Century South,"  The Yale Law Review, Vol. 108 No. 1. 

6.14 Isaac, Rhys. "Evangelical Social Revolt: The Challenge of the Baptists to the Traditional Order in Virginia, c. 1765-1775."  

6.15 Joyner, Charles. "The Trickster and the Fool: Folktales and Identity Among Southern Plantation Slaves."  Plantation Society in the Americas. Vol. 11 No. 2, December 1986 

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Also includes a poem, "The South is an Enigma"

6.16 Levine, Lawrence. "The Historian and the Culture Gap."  

6.17 Middlekauff, Robert. "Why Men Fought in the American Revolution."  The Huntington Library Quarterly, Vol. 43, No. 2, Spring 1980 

6.18 Mintz-Price. "An Anthropological Approach to the Study of Afro-American History: A Caribbean Perspective."  

6.19 Morgan, Edmund S. "Conflict and Consensus in the American Revolution." Symposium of the American Revolution, 12 March 1971 

6.20 Morrison, Mary C. "Without Nightfall Upon the Spirit." Pendle Hill Pamphlet No. 311, October 1993 and January 1994 

6.21 Oblinger, Carl D. "Negro Communities in Southeastern Pennsylvania Towns, The Formative Period, 1780-1860"  

6.22 Pinderhughes, Charles A. "A Commentary on Psychological and Physiological Origins of the White Over Black Relationship."  

6.23 Reiner, Jacqueline. "Six Authors in Search of a Character." 1 June 1973 

6.24 Russell, Thomas. "South Carolina’s Largest Slave Auctioneering Firm."  chicago Kent Law Review Vol. 69, No. 3, 1993 

7.1 Shore, Lawrence. "The Enduring Power of Racism: A Reconsideration of Winthrop Jordan’s White Over Black."  History and Theory 44, May 2005 

7.2 Smith, John Mason. "Nomadic Economy and Warfare: Mongol Conscription and Population."  

7.3 Smith, John Mason. "Nomadic Realities." Draft. 

7.4 Takaki, Ronald. "The Myth of Ethnicity: Scholarship of the Anti-Affirmative Action Backlash."  Journal of Ethnic Studies, 10:1 

7.5 White, Shane and Graham White. "Slave Clothing and African-American Culture in the 18th and 19th Centuries."  Past and Present, August 1995 

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Book Excerpts, Book Reviews, and Photocopied Articles 

7.6 Bethell, Leslie, ed. The Cambridge History of Latin America, Vol. 1 

7.7 Bobbitt, Mary Reed. "A Bibliography of Etiquette Books Published in America Before 1900."  Bulletin of the New York Public Library, Vol. 51, No. 12, December 1947 

7.8 Bohner, Charles H. John Pendleton Kennedy: Gentleman from Baltimore, 1961 

7.9 Cockrell, Dale. Demons of Disorder: Early Blackface Minstrels and their World, 1997 

7.10 Davis, Thomas J., Philip D. Morgan, James Sidbury, Robert L. Paquette, and Winthrop Jordan. "The Making of a Slave Conspiracy Pt. 2."  William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd Series, Vol LIX, No. 1, Jan 2002 

7.11 Drescher, Seymouor. "The Role of Jews in the Transatlantic Slave Trade" ,  Immigrants and Minorities, Vol. 12, No. 2, July 1993 

7.12 Fitzgerald, Frances. "Peculiar Institutions: Brown University Looks at the Slave Traders in its Past,"  New Yorker, 12 September 2005 

7.13 Book reviews: Time on the Cross, Fogel and Engerman 

7.14 Hexter, Jack. The History Primer

7.15 Kammen, Michael. "Personal Identity and the Historian’s Vocation," Chapter 1 from  In the Past Lane: Historical Perspectives on American Culture, 1997 

7.16 Lopez, Ian F. White By Law: The Legal Construction of Race, 1996 

7.17 Walker, Timothy. "Defense of Mechanical Philosophy – Sign of the Times,"  The North American Review, Vol. 33 

7.18 Warren, James Perrin. Culture of Eloquence: Oratory and Reform in Antebellum America, 1999 

7.19 Wolff, Geoffrey. "Mailer Wins Book Award."  Washington Post. 11 March 1969 

7.20 Wright, Lawrence. "One Drop of Blood,"  New Yorker, 22 July 1994 

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Henry Donaldson Jordan Manuscript Materials 

8.1 Henry Donaldson Jordan manuscript carbon 

8.2 Henry Donaldson Jordan manuscript original footnotes 

8.3 Henry Donaldson Jordan manuscript correspondence 

8.4 Henry Donaldson Jordan manuscript 

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Winthrop D. Jordan-Authored Reviews and Articles 

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All reviews and articles are written solely by Winthrop D. Jordan unless otherwise specified.

9.1 Reviews of Race and Family in the Colonial South, 1988-1989 

9.2 Reviews of Larry E. Tise's Pro-Slavery: A History of the Defense of Slavery in America, 1989 

9.3 Review of The Secret Relationship between Blacks and Jews by the Nation of Islam for  Atlantic Monthly, 1993 

9.4 Review of Antebellum Natchez by D. Clayton James for  Slavery and Abolition, 1993-1994 

9.5 Reviews, 1993-2005 

9.6 Review of Sally Elizabeth Hadden’s "Law Enforcement in a New New Nation," 1995 

9.7 Journal of American History, 1998 

9.8 Reviews 

9.9 Reviews of manuscripts 

9.10 Reviews 

9.11 "The Influence of the West Indies on the Origins of New England Slavery." reprinted from  The William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd series, Vol. 18, No. 2, April 1961 

9.12 "An Antislavery Proslavery Document," reprint from  The Journal of Negro History, Vol. 67, No. 1, January 1962 

9.13 "Modern Tensions and the Origins of American Slavery," reprinted from  Journal of Southern History, Vol. 28, No. 1, February 1962 

9.14 "American Chiaroscuro: The Status and Definition of Mulattoes in the British Colonies," reprinted from  The William and Mary Quarterly, third series, Vol. 19, No. 2, April 1962 

9.15 "Baptists Face the Barbarities of Slavery in 1710," by William G. McLoughlin and Winthrop D. Jordan, reprinted from the  Journal of Southern History, Vol. 29, No. 4, November 1963 

9.16 "The Case of Richard Cobden," by H. Donaldson Jordan, reprint from the  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceeding, Vol. 83, 1971 

9.17 "Familial Politics: Thomas Paine and the Killing of the King, 1776," reprinted from the  Journal of American History, September 1973, Vol. 60, No. 2 

9.18 "Planter and Slave Identity: Some Problems in the Comparative Approach," in  Comparative Perspectives on Slavery in New World Plantation Societies, 1977 

9.19 William and Mary Quarterly, 2000-2001 

9.20 "Forum: The Making of a Slave Conspiracy, part 2" reprinted from  William and Mary Quarterly, third series, Vol. 59, No. 1, January 2002 

9.21 "How Thomas Jefferson Rode Into the White House on the Backs of Black Slaves,"  Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Winter 2003-2004, No. 42 

9.22 "Time, Sex, Money, and Technology: Cultural Dimensions of the Overseas Expansion of Atlantic Europe in the Sixteenth Century, and the Question Why English Conceptions of Race and Slavery Became the Most Rigid in the America" , 2004 

9.23 Notes, printed 28 December 2006 

9.24 Essay 10: "Realities: Race as a Social Construct and Scientific Concept," Partial Draft 

9.25 Chapter 15: "On the Bracketing of Blacks and Women in the Same Agenda"  

9.26 Essay 8: "The Culture of English Overseas Expansion and the Notion of Race"  

9.27 "Reconnoitering Myrdal’s America Dilemma," review essay by Winthrop D. Jordan, the  Georgia Historical Quarterly, Vol. LXXII, Summer 1988, No. 2 

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Intra-Mixture: Essays on Race and Other Familial Relationships in American History 

10.1-10.4 Intra-Mixture: Essays on Race and Other Familial Relationships in American History 

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Nine essays. Folder 10.4 contains a working copy, September-October 2005.

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Materials related to Tumult and Silence at Second Creek: An Inquiry into a Civil War Slave Conspiracy 

11.1 Tumult and Silence documents 

11.2 Statistics Articles and Census Data - British Colonial and Early United States 

11.3 Conner Transcript, March 1992 

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Conner’s record of slave testimony before examination committee, Second Creek, Adams County, Mississippi, September 1861

11.4 "Slavery, Interest, and Drafting of the U.S. Constitution," 9 February 1988 

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Presentation talk by Winthrop Jordan, Fitchburg State College

11.5 Language 

11.6 Aventine 

11.7 McDougal, Littell 

11.8 Adams County Book - Letters and correspondence 

11.9 Letters - Adams County, 1974-1994 

11.10 A.C. (Adams County) - Talks 

11.11 Middlehauf & Joyner - Adams Co. 

11.12 Adams Co. (Adams County), current 

11.13-11.14 Tumult and Silence letters 

11.15 Tumult and Silence reviews 

11.16 Tumult and Silence prizes 

12.1 LSU Press: Landry 

12.2 LSU Press: Permissions - A.C. (Adams County) 

12.3 LSU Press: Natchez 

12.4 LSU Press - Tumult and Silence Publicity 

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12.5 Prentice Hall - Contracts, 1974-1985 

12.6 Prentice Hall - Birth Control, 1990 

12.7 The United States - Brief Edition, 8th, 1987-1995, Prentice Hall 

12.8 The United States - Brief Edition, 4th, 1991-1992, Prentice Hall 

12.9 The United States - Brief Edition, 4th, 1992-1993, Prentice Hall 

12.10 Prentice Hall - Brief Edition, Pics, 1993 

12.11 The United States - Combined Edition, 7th, Prentice Hall, 1991 

12.12 Prentice Hall, 2003 

12.13 Northwest Publication - Email correspondence, 2002-2003 

12.14 Northwest Publishing, 2002-2003 

12.15 Northwest Publication - Duplicates 1 and 2, 2002-2003 

12.16 The United States - Northwest Publishing, 2002-2003 

12.17 The United States - Northwest Publishing, July 2003 

12.18 University of North Carolina Press, 2004 

12.19 McDougal Littell, Fall 1997 

12.20 Who’s Who in America: Winthrop Jordan 

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Research Notes 

13.1-13.2 Population 

13.3 Adulthood - Xerox Notes 

13.4 Xeroxed Notes 

13.5 Oversize Notes 

13.6 Population, from McEvedy, Colin and Richard Jones, Atlas of World Population History, New York, Facts on File, 1978 

13.7 Constitution 

13.8 Review: "Treatment of Slaves" - Mr. Guerry,  Southern Cultivator 1860 

13.9 Davenport, Charles, from The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography, 1st series, volume 7, pt. 2 

13.1 La, Indies Slavery; Free in S. 

13.11 Miscellaneous source materials 

13.12 List of Negroes on York Estate from Stanley Engerman 

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Subject Files 

14.1 1830 

14.2 Abolition 

14.3 Afro-Anglo Music 

14.4 Afro-American Music 

14.5 Afro-Anglo Music Tape Insurance 

14.6 Afro-Anglo and Afro-American Music 

14.7 Mr. Rich Amerson; Livingston, Alabama, 1950s Folk Tale 

14.8 1830 Arts 

14.9 Child 

14.10 Childhood 

14.11 Cities - Race 1830 

14.12 Garrison, William L. 

14.13 General 

14.14 Indians 

14.15 Jackson, Andrew 

14.16 Medicine - Starvation 1830 

14.17 Mott, Lucretia 

14.18 Population 

14.19 Nullification 

14.20 Pro-Slavery 

14.21 Revivals 

14.22 Railroads 

15.1 Sally Hemings 

15.2-15.3 Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson 

15.4 Sambo - Duality 

15.5 Secondary 1830 

15.6 Supreme Court - 1830 

15.7 Temperance 

15.8 Turner, Nat 

15.9 Walker, David 

15.10 Webster - Hayne (Daniel Webster and Robert Y. Hayne) 

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16.1 Sambo - FF to 2005 

16.2 Sambo - Secondary 2006 

16.3 Aunt Phyllis’s Cabin 

16.4-16.5 Ex-Slave Narratives 

16.6 Killing of the King 

16.7 Racism 

16.8 Sex laws 

16.9 Slave lists 

16.10 Stanford talk on slavery, 1968; American Historical Association, 1964 

16.11 Taylor (1688) Insurance Xerox, 1972-1975 

16.12 Textbooks 

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Undergraduate Class Notes and Lectures 


17.1 Book orders 

17.2 Handouts for courses 

17.3 Republicanism and Paine 

17.4 History 17A, Fall 1963 

History 17C 

17.5 Syllabi 

17.6 Handouts 

17.7 Selected U.S. Population Statistics 

17.8 Age of Overseas Expansion, September 1977-September 1981 

17.9 Who Came and Why, October 1977-October 1981 

17.10 Faiths 

17.11 The Sea and The Land, September 1977-September 1980 

17.12 Colonial Economy, October 1977-October 1981 

17.13 Puritan Theology, October 1978-October 1981 

17.14 Great Awakening as a Social and Political Movement, October 1977-October 1981 

17.15 Religious Liberty, October 1977-October 1981 

17.16 American Revolution as a Religious Movement, October 1977-October 1981 

17.17 Revolutionary Institutions, 1775-1789, November 1977-April 1984 

17.18 The Loyalists, October 1977-April 1984 

17.19 Decision for an Independent Republican Government, October 1977-October 1981 

17.20 The American Concept of Empire, October 1977-October 1981 

17.21 Politics Out of Doors, October 1977-October 1981 

17.22 The Ideology of Natural Rights, October 1977-October 1981 

17.23 Uncommon Man to Common Man, November 1977-November 1981 

17.24 Uncommon Men to Common Man, November 1977-November 1981 

17.25 Women and Power: The Status of Women (Pedestals and Promiscuous Assemblies), November 1977-November 1980 

17.26 The Family, Sex, and Society, November 1977-November 1981 

17.27 Afro-Americans, 1700-1860, November 1977-November 1981 

17.28 Slavery, Race, and Africans, November 1977-October 1980 

17.29 Negro Slavery as an Issue, November 1977-November 1980 

17.30 Mexican War to Civil War, November 1977-November 1981 

17.31 Mexican War and Civil War, November 1977-November 1981 

17.32 Two Escalators: Population and Technology – A Society of “Improvements,” November 1977-November 1985 

17.33 Abraham Lincoln, December 1977-December 1981 

17.34 The Civil War, 3 December 1981 

17.35 Miscellaneous Notes 

17.36 Exams 

17.37 1980 

17.38 1981 

History 101 

17.39 1982 

History 105 

17.4 U.S. Survey – handouts, 1985 

17.41 U.S. Survey, 1985 

History 165B 

17.42 The Administration and War, 10-12 January 1968 

17.43 The American Revolution, May 1965-March 1968 

17.44 Antislavery, 1965, 23-26 April 1966, 16 February 1968 – 40 mins, 1 August 1977 

17.45 Constitutional Convention, 11 August 1977 

17.46 The Constitution and the Revolution, May 1965-August 1977 

18.1 Humanitarianism, May 1965-February 1968 

18.2 Humanitarianism (Social Reform), May 1965-February 1968 

18.3 North Carolina, 17 March 1965, 7 March 1966 

18.4 Pennsylvania, 1955, 1966, 24 January 1968 

18.5 Religious Impulse in Revolution, April 1965-July 1977 

18.6 Loyalists, May 1965-August 1977 

18.7 Negro, esp. religion, 28-30 April 1965 (85 mins), 4 May 1966, 21 February 1968 (45 mins), 2 August 1977 

18.8 Publicization of Politics, April 1966-March 1968 

18.9 South Carolina, March 1965, 2-4 March 1966, 17 January 1968 

18.10 Virginia, 19 March 1965, 9-11 March 1968, 22 January 1968 

18.11 West Indies, February 1973 

18.12 Pattern of Interpretation of the American Revolution, 10-12 February 1965 (full hour), 9 February 1966 (50 mins), 8 February 1968 (45 mins), 28 June 1977 

18.13 American Concept of Empire, 1745-1760 Shirley, Franklin Stiles, Prince, 8-10 March 1965 (75 mins), 26-28 February 1966, 15 January 1968, 12-13 July 1977 

18.14 Great Awakening and the Revolution, 31 March 1965, 22 March 1966, 26 January 1968, 5 July 1977, January 1999, 13 January 2000 

18.15 Religious Liberty, 2 April 1965, 25-28 March 1966, 29 January 1968, 6-7 July 1977 

18.16 Natural Rights and the Pursuit of Happiness, 7-9 April 1965 (70 mins), 5 February 1968 

18.17 Equality, 19 April 1965 (45 mins), 15 April 1966, 14-16 February 1968 (60 mins) 

18.18 Society on the Eve of Revolution I and II, 29-30 June 1977 

18.19 Afro Anglo American Music, October 1971 

History/Afro-American Studies 169A 

18.20 Black People in (Other) Colonies 

18.21 Virginia I, II, III 

18.22 Black Abolitionists, 1989 


18.23 Civil War, 27 April 1983; Ole Miss, 4 May 1984, 1 December 1992 


18.24 Religion I 

18.25 Religion II 

18.26 Sambo, Women, and Children 

Scope and Contents note

These two lectures combined and given at Vanderbilt University, 16 November 1971

18.27 Slave Resistance 

18.28 Africa and Africans 

18.29 African Religion and Slavery 

18.30 Slave Trade – I and II 

18.31 West Indies 

18.32 The Revolution 

18.33 "Sources" and Info 

18.34 Tests 

History 170A 

19.1 English Colonies in America Reading List 

19.2 English Colonies in America, Xerox Material 

19.3 English Colonies in America, Colonial Economics Life, 1965; March 1973 

19.4 English Colonies in America, Pilgrims, October 1965 

19.5 English Colonies in America, Sex and Government of Puritans, November 1965; February 1973 

19.6 Europe and the Discoveries, 24 September 1965 

19.7 The Discoveries and England, 27 September 1965 

19.8 English Attempts to Colonize I, II, III, 29 September, 1-4 October 1965 

19.9 The Sea, Land, Frontier, 8-10 October 1965; 19 January 1973; moved to 17C; 30 September 1977 

19.10 Society and Mood of England on the Eve, 15-18 October 1965 

19.11 The Puritans: Who and Why, 20-25 October 1965; 22-24 January 1973 

19.12 Puritan Theology, 25-29 October—1 November 1965; 25-29 January 1973; 5 October 1977 

19.13 England in the West Indies, 6 October 1965 

19.14 Origins of Negro Slavery, 29 November 1965 

19.15 Beginnings of Negro Slavery, 3 December 1965 

19.16 Slavery, 6 December 1965 

19.17 Carolinas, 10 December 1965; 5-7 February 1973 

19.18 New Jersey and New York, 13 December 1965; 28 February 1973 

19.19 Social Thought of Puritans, 1 November 1965; 31 January 1973 

19.20 Children in the Family, 5 November 1965; 5 February 1973 

19.21 Children and the Churches, 8-10 November 1965 

19.22 Puritanism and Capitalism, 10-12 November 1965 

19.23 Witchcraft at Salem, 24 November 1965 

19.24 Rhode Island in 17C, 24 November 1965 

19.25 Government in the Colonies, 17 December 1965; 5 March 1973 

19.26 Franklin, 3 January 1966; 9 March 1973 

19.27 Great Awakening I and II, 1966; 12 March 1973; 14 March 1973 

19.28 Transformation in Massachusetts 

19.29 Final Lecture, 16 March 1973 

19.30 Examinations 

19.31 Class Materials 

History 170B 

19.32 History 170B 

19.33 Era of the American Revolution, Reading List 

19.34 Era of the American Revolution, Xerox material 

19.35 Era of the American Revolution, Mimeographed Material 

20.1 Era of the American Revolution, Examinations 

20.2 Era of the American Revolution, Decision to Tax the Colonies, February 1965-February 1966 

20.3 Era of the American Revolution, Troops in America and British Colonies, February 1966 

20.4 Era of the American Revolution, War, Trade and Empire: International Conflict and Commercial Rivalry, 1651-1763, February 1965-February 1966 

20.5 Era of the American Revolution, England at the Eve: Socio-Economic Basis for Publicization of Politics, February 1965-February 1966 

20.6 Era of the American Revolution, Process of Alienation from Great Britain, March 1965 

20.7 Era of the American Revolution, Massachusetts, May 1965-August 1977 

20.8 Era of the American Revolution, Maryland and Pennsylvania, March 1965-March 1966 

20.9 Era of the American Revolution, Georgia and South Carolina, March 1965-March 1966 

20.10 Era of the American Revolution, Jeffersonian Equality, 21-23 April 

20.11 Era of the American Revolution, Social Reform and State Constitution, May 1965; August 1977 

20.12 Era of the American Revolution, Beard and the Constitution, May 1965-May 1966 

20.14 Era of the American Revolution, Adoption of the Constitution, May 1965-May 1966 

20.15 The Governing of the Colonies, 17 February 1965 (one hour); 16 February 1966; don’t use 1968; 18 July 1977 

20.16 Era of the American Revolution, Illicit Trade, 1740-1763, February 1965-February 1966 

20.17 Pursuit of Happiness, 9 April 1965; 13 April 1966 

20.17 Lectures, outlines and scraps 

20.18 Federalist and Antifederalist, 17 August 1977 

History 201 

20.19 Final Exam, May 1984 

History 302 

20.20 Constitution 

20.21 Events Leading to Revolution—Midterm, 21 July 1977 

20.22 Spring 1999 

20.23 Franklin, Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison and Rush 

20.24 1st Washington [term] 2000 

20.25 1st Washington [term] 

History 307/African-American Studies 325 

20.26 Constitution 

20.27 More Revolts 

20.28 Amerison, Rich 

20.29 Fall 2007 

20.30 Various terms 

20.31 Materials 

20.32 Fall 1993 

20.33 Fall 1994 

20.34 Fall 1995 

21.1 Final Examination 

21.2 Fall 1998 

21.3 Fall 1999 

21.4 Fall 2000 First Class 

21.5 Fall 2002 

History 325/Afro-American Studies 500-3 

21.6 Spring 1986 syllabus 


21.7 Graduates [Women in Early American History-Dr. Sheila Skemp and Dr. Jan Hawks] 

History 550 

21.8 Graduate History 1991 

21.9 1992 

21.10 Fall 1993 

21.11 Spring 1994 

21.12 Fall 1994 

21.13 Spring 1995 

21.14 Fall 1995 

21.15 Spring 1996 

21.16 Fall 1997 

21.17 Fall 1998 

21.19 Fall 1999 

22.1 Spring 2001 

22.2 Fall 2001, The Practice of History [2001] 

22.3 Fall 2002 

22.4 Spring 2003 

22.5 Assignments 

Graduate Historiography Course 

22.6 1984 

History 605 

22.7 Spring 1988 

22.8 Spring 1993 

22.9 Spring 1994 

22.10 Spring 1995-Early/late 

22.11 Slavery, Spring 1996 

22.12 Culture, Fall 1997 (1) 

22.13 Culture, Fall 1997 (2) 

22.14 Slavery – Spring 1998 (1) 

22.15 Slavery – Spring 1998 (2) 

22.16 Culture Spring 1999 

22.17 Early U.S. Culture 2000 

22.18 Slavery, Spring 2002 

22.19 Slavery—Maps and Charts 

22.20 History 605 

22.21 Miscellaneous course materials 

22.22 Overview of African American slavery experience, 7 March 1969; 10 December 1971 

Box 23: Restricted Materials 

Conditions Governing Access note

Materials in this box contain student information that is restricted under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

History 17C - Grade sheet, 1980 

History 17C - Class enrollment and grade sheet 

History 17C - Class enrollment, grade sheet, and correspondence, 1981 

History 103 - Grade sheet 

History 169A - The Revolution, Class roll 

History 170A and B - Grade list 

History 170A and B - Grade lists 

History 170B - Class roll/registrar report 

History 302 - Spring 1999, course roster and grades 

History 307/Afro-American Studies 325 - Materials, Class lists 

History 307/Afro-American Studies 325 - Fall 1995 

History 307/Afro-American Studies 325 - Fall 1995 class roster 

History 605 - Culture, Fall 1997, class roll 

History 605 - Culture, Spring 1999, enrollment and grade sheets 

History 605 - U.S. Culture (2000), class roll 

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Miscellaneous Notes and Writings 

Box 24: American History Alphabetical Index 

Box 25: Miscellaneous Notecards 

Scope and Contents note

Organized into Reference Works, 103-1979, Good Hope, and Secondary

Box 26: Miscellaneous Notecards 

Scope and Contents note

A-Z bibliography cards

Box 27: Miscellaneous Notecards 

Scope and Contents note

Organized into: On the Griddle, Adulthood article, Paperbacks, To do—Richmond, Queries, Magazines, To do, Work—2ndary, Travel Accounts, Folklore, Seminole War, Modern Studies, Family, Family—primary, Values, Benjamin Rush, Environmentalism, Ape—Negro, Geneva Bible, Paine, Ham, Newspapers, Comparative Studies, Negroes

Box 28: Miscellaneous Notecards For Filing 

Box 29: William and Mary Quarterly Book Reviews, A-M 

Box 30: William and Mary Quarterly Articles, A-Z 

Box 31: Current (Notecards) 

Scope and Contents note

Organized into General, Seminar Papers, Family-General, Utopianism lectures, Revolution lecture, Origins article, WoB-revisions, Orange and his friends, Articles-mimeo, Turner Revolt, Misc., Colonial, Population Family-to do, Folklore

Box 32: US Box II 

Scope and Contents note

Organized into Specific References, Readings, Amherst Pamphlets

Box 33: Black History Alphabetical Subject Index 

Box 34: William and Mary Quarterly Book Reviews/Articles Subject Index 

Box 35: Library 

Scope and Contents note

Organized into cross refs-names and subjects, Georgia debate, racial physiology, newspapers, pictures, NY Plot of 1741, Ancient slavery, Primary-Africa, West Indies-post 1785, Theses, S.S. Smith, Blumenbach index, Libraries, Bills

Box 36: William and Mary Quarterly Book Reviews, L-M 

Box 37: Miscellaneous bibliography cards for filing 

Scope and Contents note

Includes Indian History

Box 38: WoB Secondary and Miscellaneous 

Box 39: [Reference—illegible original label] 

Box 40: WoB Primary 

Box 41: American History Subject Index 

Box 42: MSS Microfilm: Bobbs-Merrill Reprints 

Box 43: Manuscript, 1967, [illegible], 1972 

Box 44: White Over Black Secondary and Miscellaneous M-P II 

Box 45: Supplies 

Scope and Contents note

Organized into miscellaneous bibliography cards, Query cards, cross refs, J, January '89 for purchase, To do Adams Co., To do other libs, slave revolts, text 1990

Box 46: William and Mary Quarterly Book Reviews Subject Index 

Box 47: Old 

Scope and Contents note

Organized into American government, court cases, political theory, political theorists, Soviet Union, Lenin and Elitism, Masters thesis

Box 48: William and Mary Quarterly Book Reviews, N-Z; Articles A-Z 

Box 49: William and Mary Quarterly Book Reviews Subject Index 

Box 50: U.S. 

Scope and Contents note

Organized into Course Readings to 1725, Paperbacks to 1865, Look Into, Research Topics, Reading for 170AandB, Puritanism, Colonial, 1740-1789, 1789-1812, 1600-1750 Primary, 1750-89 Primary, National Period, Diplomatic, Constitutional

Box 51: WoB Secondary and Miscellaneous 

Scope and Contents note

Organized into P-Z, Indians, No use-primary, Duplicates, No use secondary, Virginia

Box 52: Subject Notecards (1) 

Scope and Contents note

Organized into Primary, English Background, Prejudice, Indians, Art, S.C. Gazette, Albinism, 2ndary – Def. don’t Use, II, Misc., W. Indies, Humanitarianism, Post-1776, Words + Terms, Suffrage + Militia, Legislative Changes, Sectional Division, Slavery + the Constitution, Economic Changes, By Colonies, Northern Antislavery, Nat’lism, In the Revolution

Box 53: Subject Notecards (2) 

Scope and Contents note

Organized into Miscegenation, Econ. Comp, N.Y. 1712 + 1741, Colour + Climate, Climatic Theory, Banneker et al., General (1974), Slave Trade 1780s-1790s, Population, Problem Individuals, A-S

Box 54: Bibliography and Article Index 

Scope and Contents note

Organized into Adams, Antislavery, Blacks-N, Change-Connections, Child, L.M, Child(ren), Family, Cooper, The Spy 1821, Dwight, Theodore, Jr., Graham, Historio, Ind, Jackson, Kennedy, Minstrel, Misc., Missions, Mott, Newspapers, Nullif, Other, Pictures, Pop, Proslavery, Religion

Box 55: Bibliography and Article Index 

Scope and Contents note

Organized into Tech, Temp, Tour, Turner, Walker, Women, To be filled, Duplicates, Nouse, Jamaica

Box 56: Notecards 

Scope and Contents note

Organized into Book Discussion, Background, New England, Puritanism, Virginia + Maryland, New York, Restoration Colonies, Imperial Control Currency, Social + Economic, 1730-1754, Background to 1763, England during Am. Rev., 1763-66, 1766-73, 1773-76, Revolution-Causes + Historiography, Revolution, Loyalists, Confederation, Chronological Outlines + Reviews, 1789-1800, 1800-15, 1815-28, 1828-41, 1841-48, Reform, The South, Slavery and Abolition, 1848-59, Economic to 1860, 1860-65, 1865-1876, Topics 1865-, R.R. + Trust Regulations, Money + Politics 1876-1876, Foreign Affairs 1877-1914, 1901-1912, 1913-1920, 1920-1929, Foreign Policy 1931-, Social and Intellectual (1620-1865), Constitutional, Westward Movement, Legislative Process, American Government, Renaissance, Reformation

Box 57: Notecards 

Scope and Contents note

Organized into Apes, General, Dates, Political Thought Greeks, Hellenistics-Romans-Patristics, Medieval, 16C, Natural Law; Social Contract, 17C, Enlightenment, Conservatism, 19C, 19C Germany, Socialism, Communism, British Government + Population Graphs, Early Tudors (1485-1568), Elizabeth (1558-1603), Early Stuarts (1603-60), Later Stuarts (1660-1714), Economic-Mercantalist Period, Industrial Revolution, 1815-1870, 1760-1789

Box 58: Oversize 

Will of Rowland Burnham (1656) 

Gov. Clarke’s Proclamation (1741) 

Manuscript dated 22 August 1720 

Lords, 1832 

Colonial Entry Book (1664) 


Hughes Family Papers 

State Papers, Virginia Original, 1736 

Northampton Co., Deeds, Wills, Etc., 1651-1654 

Journal of the Royal Society (1696) 

Colonial Office, CO 391:70 p51, 16 February 1762 

Logan Papers (William Logan) vol. XI, p. 60 

The Negro Plot of 1712 


Sun Gazette and Daily Advertiser, 9 July 1795 

Connecticut and New-Haven Journal, The Post-Boy, 31 December 1773 

Legislative Petitions. Pittsylvania County, 10 November 1785 

The Virginia Gazette and General Advertiser, 10 October 1800 

York County, Virginia Records and Deeds, 1640-1660 

Stephen Bordley Letter Book 1738-40 

Cases in the Provincial Court-Court of Appeals of the State of Maryland, 1658-1860 

The Census - Virginia Convention, 1850-1851 

B.S. Barton on "Albinoes" 1699 

Letter from Charles Thomson to his wife, 22 March 1785 

"Franklin" To the People of Kentucky…Approving the Emancipation of all the slaves in the state, Lexington, 1795 

Rev. [Phanuel] Bacon - 4 sermons 

Colonial Parish Slave Record Transcripts 

The Gazette and Daily Advertiser, 9 July 1795 

Charleston Evening Gazette, 28 September 1785 

"Catalogue of Books in Dr. S.S. Smith's Library," 1810 and "Titles of Volumes Once Belonging to President Witherspoon and Bought by The College from President Smith," 1810 

Legislative Petition: Brunswick County, 10 November 1785 

Letter, J.F. Corsie to D. Woody Newton, Greensboro, Alabama, 31 December 1851 

Letter, Sarah H. Williams to Her Parents, 2 October 1854 

Letter, Sarah H. Williams to Her Parents, 2 January 1855 

Boston Independent Chronicle, 28 January 1785 

Letter, James P. Tarry to S.O. Wood, 27 November 1853 

Letter, Sarah H. Williams to Her Parents, 18 November 1853 

Letter, Sarah H. Williams to Her Parents, 16 January 1858 

Letter, John Simpson regarding a slave insurrection, 1775 

Box 59: Bibliography and Subject Notecards (Adamses) 

Scope and Contents note

Organized into A-Z, Probably don’t do, Africa, Secondary done, A-Z, No Use, Mss, Barbados, Duke, Lanneau, LC, Louisiana State Archives and Records Service, Mississippi Archives, National Archives, North Carolina, W.J. Ref. Lib. (Jam.), Wisconsin H.S., To do May 91, S.C. Archives, S.C. Hist. Soc, South Carolina, Texas-Natchez Trace Collection, Tulane, Virginia, Univ of

Box 60: Subject Notecards 

Scope and Contents note

Organized into Sambo 7/86, Books Loaned, Vocabulary, General, Historiography, Psychoanalysis, Sociology + Education, Newspapers, Brain and Intelligence, Modern Culture, Ireland, England, Special Topics, Individuals, Filibuster, Topics-boys, U.S.-Br. Commerce 1780s, John Robinson, James Mackintosh, British Empire, French, Renaissance, Reformation, European, Jordan Bibliography, Basic, Vocabulary

Box 61: Jordan Manuscripts and Published Material 

The Sources of British Commercial Policy Towards the United States 1782-1787 

The Negro in American History Textbooks 

Modern Tension and the Origins of American Slavery 

The Influence of the West Indies and the Origins of New England Slavery 

An Antislavery Proslavery Document 

Reminiscences of Winthrop D. Jordan by Sheila Skemp, Charles Franzen, Jack Greene, Thad W. Tate, Charles Joyner, Annette Gordon-Reed, Allan Gallay, Leon Litwack, James Oakes, Andy Kirkendall, John Saillant, David Hollinger, Ron Walters, David Libby, Steve Budney, Brian S. Miller, Daniel L. Fountain, Patrick Miller, Paul Spickard, Ronald Walters, Steve Budney, Douglas Henry Daniels, Lisa Speer, Ted Ownby, Elizabeth Payne, Sheila Skemp, Peter H. Wood, Sylvia Frey, Sheila Skemp, Annette Gordon-Reed 

Uncommon Sense, No. 124, Fall 2007 – contains memorials for Winthrop Jordan by Robert Middlekauff and Sheila Skemp 

Nunc Est Cantandum, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Winter 2007-08 – contains memorial for Winthrop Jordan 

Manuscript: "Determinants of Voting Preferences: A Study of Harvard Undergraduates and the Presidential Election of 1952" by Winthrop Jordan (bachelor’s degree thesis). April 1953 

Manuscript: White Over Black: The Attitudes of the American Colonists toward the Negro, to 1784. Winthrop Donaldson Jordan 

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