Stock Image

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

Wilder, Craig Steven

349 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1491581980 / ISBN 13: 9781491581988
Published by Brilliance Audio, U.S.A., 2014
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From citynightsbooks (Allston, MA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since August 17, 2004 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 55.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: Free Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

First printing. Inscribed on title page. An account of the history of slavery, race and higher education in America. Author has been a professor at MIT, Dartmouth and Williams College. A few B&W images in text. Extensive chapter notes at end. Unread and near fine in like DJ. 423 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 14075

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the ...

Publisher: Brilliance Audio, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

About this title

Synopsis:

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 they 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.

About the Author:

Craig Steven Wilder is a professor of American history at the Massachusetts Institute of? Technology and has taught at Williams College and Dartmouth College. The author of A Covenant with Color and In the Company of Black Men, he was recently featured in the documentary The Central Park Five. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

citynightsbooks allows/refunds within the Abebooks' guidelines. Please refer to their policy on this matter and contact us first via e-mail or telephone.


Shipping Terms:

All books shipped with foam board or corrugated protection and bubblewrap. All
hardcovers with dust jackets shipped with archival covers. Books shipped within 48
hours via USPS, media mail or priority (specify preference). Please refer to
shipping chart for specific costs.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

PayPal