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Ebony & ivy : race, slavery, and the troubled history of America's universities

Author: Craig Steven Wilder
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Steven Wilder
ISBN: 9781596916814 1596916818
OCLC Number: 826452230
Description: 423 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: A Connecticut Yankee at an ancient Indian mound --
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 --
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.
Other Titles: Ebony and ivy
Responsibility: Craig Steven Wilder.

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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.

"A 2006 report commissioned by Brown University revealed that institution's complex and contested involvement in slavery--setting off a controversy that leapt from the ivory tower to make headlines across the country. But Brown's troubling past was far from unique. In Ebony and Ivy, Craig Steven Wilder, a rising star in the profession of history, lays bare uncomfortable truths about race, slavery, and the American academy. Many of America's revered colleges and universities--from Harvard, Yale, and Princeton to Rutgers, Williams College, and UNC--were soaked in the sweat, the tears, and sometimes the blood of people of color. The earliest academies proclaimed their mission to Christianize the savages of North America, and played a key role in white conquest. Later, the slave economy and higher education grew up together, each nurturing the other. Slavery funded colleges, built campuses, and paid the wages of professors. Enslaved Americans waited on faculty and students; academic leaders aggressively courted the support of slave owners and slave traders. Significantly, as Wilder shows, our leading universities, dependent on human bondage, became breeding grounds for the racist ideas that sustained them. Ebony and Ivy is a powerful and propulsive study and the first of its kind, revealing a history of oppression behind the institutions usually considered the cradle of liberal politics" -- Publisher's description.

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