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Ebony & ivy : race, slavery, and the troubled history of America's universities / Craig Steven Wilder.

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Author/Creator:
Wilder, Craig Steven, author.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2013
Imprint:
First U.S. edition.
Publication:
New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2013.
Format:
  • Book
  • 423 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Title Variation:
Ebony and ivy
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-408) and index.
Contents:
  • A Connecticut Yankee at an ancient Indian mound
  • Slavery and the rise of the American College. The edges ; "Bonfires of the Negros" ; "The very name of a West-Indian" ; Ebony and ivy
  • 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"
  • 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.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9781596916814
1596916818

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