Ebony and Ivy : Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities


Ebony and Ivy : Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities

Description

A groundbreaking exploration of the intertwined histories of slavery, racism, and higher education in America, from a leading African American historian.

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. 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.


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Details

Author(s)
Craig Steven Wilder
Format
Paperback | 432 pages
Dimensions
156 x 235 x 27.94mm | 566g
Publication date
06 Nov 2014
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
Bloomsbury Press
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
B&W illustrations throughout
ISBN10
1608194027
ISBN13
9781608194025
Bestsellers rank
642,828