Ebony & Ivy
race, slavery, and the troubled history of America's universities
Part I. Slavery and the rise of the American college. The edges of the empire
"Bonfires of the Negros"
"The very name of a West-Indian"
Ebony and ivy
Part II. Race and the rise of the American College. Whitening the Promised Land
"All students & all Americans"
"On the bodily and mental inferiority of the Negro"
"Could they be sent back to Africa"
Epilogue : cotton comes to Harvard
Universities and colleges
Racism in education
Discrimination in higher education
A leading African American historian exposes the uncomfortable truths about race, slavery, and the American academy, revealing that leading universities, dependent on human bondage, became breeding grounds for the racist ideas that sustained it.
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