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378.198 G
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xiv, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary
"The untold story of the Harvard class of '63, whose Black students fought to create their own identities on the cusp between integration and affirmative action. In the fall of 1959, Harvard recruited eighteen "Negro" boys as an experiment, an early form of affirmative action. Four years later they would graduate as African Americans. Some fifty years later, one of these trailblazing Harvard grads, Kent Garrett, began to reconnect with his classmates and explore their vastly different backgrounds, lives, and what their time at Harvard meant. Garrett and his partner Jeanne Ellsworth recount how these young men broke new ground. By the time they were seniors, they would have demonstrated against injustice, had lunch with Malcolm X, experienced heartbreak and the racism of academia, and joined with their African national classmates to fight for the right to form an exclusive Black students' group. Part journey into personal history, part group portrait, and part narrative history of the civil rights movement, this is the remarkable story of brilliant, singular boys whose identities were changed at and by Harvard, and who, in turn, changed Harvard"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Ellsworth, Jeanne, 1951-
ISBN/ISSN
9781328879974 (hardcover)
1328879976 (hardcover)
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379.26 W
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Descript.
423 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Prologue : a Connecticut Yankee at an ancient Indian mound -- Part I. 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 -- Part II. 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.
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.
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Title
Ebony and ivy
ISBN/ISSN
9781596916814 (alk. paper)
1596916818 (alk. paper)
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B SOWELL
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
290 pages ; 25 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Chicago-schooled -- A man alone -- Higher education, lower expectations -- Sowell's reconsiderations -- Sowell's knowledge -- Sowell's visions -- Civil rights and wrongs -- Culture matters -- Sowell man.
Summary
"In Maverick, Jason Riley explores the life and ideas of Thomas Sowell, one of America's most influential and trenchant Black social critics and conservative intellectuals alive today. Riley offers an introduction to Sowell's ideas, from race and inequality to politics, economics, and education. Riley considers Sowell's own history alongside the moments and movements that shaped his thinking"-- Provided by publisher
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9781541619685 (hardcover)
1541619684 (hardcover)
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