Includes bibliographical references (p. -220) and index.
PART I: THE DIVIDED GENERATION (1950-1969) Memories of Class, Race, and Gender Divides: Immediate Pre and Post Desegregation Years Cautiously Negotiating Social Divides: A Conservative Student Body PART II: THE BORDER-CROSSING GENERATION (1970-1985) Memories of Interracial Peer-Group Affiliations: Integration Years Bridging Social Divides through Peer-Groups: A Socially Tolerant but Politically Inactive Student Body PART III: THE RE-DIVIDED GENERATION (1986-2000) Memories of Segregation by Class, Race, Nationality, and Religion: Destabilizing Years of Shifting Demographics Self-Segregating in Opposition To: A Student Body Sensitized to Discrimination Conclusion Methodology: The Transparent Historian.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This history traces evolving cross-group relationships in a comprehensive high school located in a town that shifted from a rural, predominantly white middle-class population to a more urban, multiracial population between 1950 and 2000. Oral historical, archival, and demographic research revealed the ways in which institutional norms, shifting demographics, and students' diverse backgrounds intersected to shape peer relationships across racial, gender, and class divides. (source: Nielsen Book Data)