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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:   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 Penn faculty. Bruce Kuklick sheds light on  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 p., 6 p. of plates : ill. ; 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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"William Fontaine should be considered a pioneering African American intellectual. What is so fascinating about his story is that it is neither a heroic tale nor a tragic one. This is a portrait of Read more...

 
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