Ebony & ivy : race, slavery, and the troubled history of America's universities (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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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, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback 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: 9781608194025 1608194027 9781596916814 1596916818
OCLC Number: 890162228
Notes: "First U.S. edition published 2013"--Title page verso.
Awards: Winner of Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary_award (Nonfiction) 2014
Winner of Hurston/Wright LEGACY Award (Nonfiction) 2014
Description: 423 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: A Connecticut Yankee at an ancient Indian mound --
The edges of the empire --
"Bonfires of the Negros" --
"The very name of a West-Indian" --
Ebony and ivy --
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.

Abstract:

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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