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Ebony & Ivy

Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities
Wilder, Craig Steven (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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A leading African American historian of race in America 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.
Authors: Wilder, Craig Steven
Title: Ebony & ivy
race, slavery, and the troubled history of America's universities
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury Press,, 2013
Edition: First U.S. edition
Characteristics: 423 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Craig Steven Wilder
Contents: Prologue : a Connecticut Yankee at an ancient Indian mound
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
Summary: A leading African American historian of race in America 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.
Alternate Title: Ebony and ivy
ISBN: 9781596916814
1596916818
Branch Call Number: 379.26 W6731e 2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Discrimination in higher education United States Racism in education United States Slavery United States Universities and colleges United States History African Americans Education (Higher) History Minorities Education (Higher) United States History United States Race relations
Topical Term: Discrimination in higher education
Racism in education
Slavery
Universities and colleges
African Americans
Minorities
LCCN: 2013011971
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Sep 09, 2014
  • sbryant124 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Well-researched but difficult read. The author did a lot of jumping around and dumping names/dates without a lot of context.

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