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379.26 W
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Descript.
423 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliog.
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.
Subject
Title
Ebony and ivy
ISBN/ISSN
9781596916814 (alk. paper)
1596916818 (alk. paper)
Call #
378.755 B
Descript.
182 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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Contents
Introduction -- "Acts of great extravagance" -- The ugly beginning -- Building a university in Virginia -- "Vicious irregularities" -- Tales of horror -- Scholars amid scofflaws -- "A most villainous compound" -- "Nervous fever" -- Riot -- Diary of a college boy -- "Rebellion rebellion!" -- "His only motive was to have a little fun" -- Caning, whipping, murder -- Henry St. George Tucker and his "new" old strategy -- "Critical and perilous situation" -- A new kind of university.
Summary
Thomas Jefferson had a radical dream for higher education. Designed to become the first modern public university, the University of Virginia was envisioned as a liberal campus with no religious affiliation, with elective courses and student self-government. Nearly two centuries after the university's creation, its success now seems preordained. Its founder, after all, was a great American genius. Yet what many don 't know is that Jefferson's university almost failed. In Rot, Riot, and Rebellion, award-winning journalists Rex Bowman and Carlos Santos offer a dramatic re-creation of the university's early struggles. Political enemies, powerful religious leaders, and fundamentalist Christians fought Jefferson and worked to thwart his dream. Rich students, many from southern plantations, held a sense of honor and entitlement that compelled them to resist even minor rules and regulations. They fought professors, townsfolk, and each other with guns, knives, and fists. In response, professors armed themselves--often with good reason: one was horsewhipped, others were attacked in their classrooms, and one was twice the target of a bomb. The university was often broke, and Jefferson enemies, crouched and ready to pounce, looked constantly for reasons to close its doors. Yet from its tumultuous, early days, Jefferson's university--a cauldron of unrest and educational daring--blossomed into the first real American university. Here, Bowman and Santos bring us into the life of the University of Virginia at its founding to reveal how this once shaky institution grew into a novel, American-style university on which myriad other U.S. universities were modeled.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9780813934709 (cloth : alk. paper)
0813934702 (cloth : alk. paper)
Call #
378.1662 C
Edition
31st edition.
Descript.
v, 656 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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Contents
Introduction -- The College-Level Examination Program -- Approaching a College about CLEP -- Deciding Which Examinations to Take -- Preparing to Take CLEP Examinations -- Taking the Examinations -- Interpreting Your Scores -- Examination Guides. Composition and literature ; Foreign languages ; History and Social Sciences ; Science and Mathematics ; Business -- Appendix
Summary
CLEP, gives students the opportunity to receive college credit by earning qualifying scores on any one or more of 33 examinations. Over 3,800 colleges and universities in the United States will grant credit for CLEP exams.
Subject
Alt Author
College Entrance Examination Board.
Title
College-level Examination Program official study guide 2020
CollegeBoard CLEP official study guide 2020
CollegeBoard College-level Examination Program official study guide 2020
2020 CLEP official study guide
2020 college-level Examination Program
ISBN/ISSN
9781457312212 (paperback)
1457312212 (paperback)
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