Gordon S. Wood, Wall Street Journal
A massive and learned work that stands as the most informed and impressive pronouncement on the subject yet made.
C. Vann Woodward, New York Times Book Review
[A] rare thing: an original contribution to an important subject.
The judges for the 1969 National Book Award for History and Biography
This monumental study is a tremendously important block, fascinating and appalling, of American social and cultural history.
The Phi Beta Kappa Senate award committee for the 1968 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award
A monumental work of scholarship.
White Over Black will stand as a landmark in the historiography of this generation. . . . A brilliant achievement.
Richard D. Brown, New England Quarterly