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The Resource Ebony & ivy : race, slavery, and the troubled history of America's universities, Craig Steven Wilder

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

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Ebony & ivy : race, slavery, and the troubled history of America's universities
Title
Ebony & ivy
Title remainder
race, slavery, and the troubled history of America's universities
Statement of responsibility
Craig Steven Wilder
Title variation
  • Ebony and ivy
  • Race, slavery, and the troubled history of America's universities
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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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DLC
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Wilder, Craig Steven
Dewey number
379.2/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC212.42
LC item number
.W53 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discrimination in higher education
  • Racism in education
  • Slavery
  • Universities and colleges
  • African Americans
  • Minorities
  • United States
Label
Ebony & ivy : race, slavery, and the troubled history of America's universities, Craig Steven Wilder
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
000393490
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
423 pages
Isbn
9781596916814
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013011971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000393490
  • (OCoLC)826452230
Label
Ebony & ivy : race, slavery, and the troubled history of America's universities, Craig Steven Wilder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
000393490
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
423 pages
Isbn
9781596916814
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013011971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000393490
  • (OCoLC)826452230

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