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Black philosopher, white academy : the career of William Fontaine

Author: Bruce Kuklick
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At a time when almost all African American college students attended black colleges, philosopher William Fontaine was the only black member of the University of Pennsylvania faculty - and quite possibly the only black member of any faculty in the Ivy League. Little is known about Fontaine, but his predicament was common to African American professionals and intellectuals at a critical time in the history of civil  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Fontaine; William (Philosoph) Fontaine
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Kuklick
ISBN: 9780812240986 0812240987
OCLC Number: 183261905
Description: xii, 171 pages, 6 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A cultured education --
A student of philosophy --
Ambition constrained --
The sociology of knowledge --
Social change and World War II --
The ambiguity of success --
Social philosophy and civil rights --
Conservative pan-Africanism --
White racism and black power.
Responsibility: Bruce Kuklick.
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At a time when almost all African American college students attended black colleges, philosopher William Fontaine was the only black member of the Penn faculty. Bruce Kuklick sheds light on  Read more...

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