Gloucester: Sawyer Free Library


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

  • ISBN: 9781596916814
  • ISBN: 1596916818
  • Description: 423 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press,

Available copies

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult New Books New 379.26/Wilder (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Main NEW LC 212.42 .W53 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Merrimack College Display (1st) LC212.42 .W53 2013 (Text to phone) Checked out 05/06/2014

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: 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: Discrimination in higher education > United States.
Racism in education > United States.
Slavery > United States.
Universities and colleges > United States > History.
African Americans > Education (Higher) History.
Minorities > Education (Higher) > United States > History.
United States > Race relations.

Additional Titles

Alternate Title: Ebony and ivy