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Color in the Classroom How American Schools Taught Race, 1900-1954

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ISBN-10: 0199751722

ISBN-13: 9780199751723

Edition: 2011

Authors: Zo� Burkholder

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Color in the Classroomis the first historical analysis of how schools and teachers have powerfully influenced the social construction of race in America. Between the turn of the twentieth century and the historicBrown v. Board of Educationdecision in 1954, the way that American schools taught about "race" changed dramatically. This transformation was engineered by the nation's most prominent activists, including Franz Boas, Ruth Benedict, and Margaret Mead during World War II. Inspired by scientific racism in Nazi Germany, anthropologists decided that the best way to fight racial prejudice was to teach what they saw as the "truth" about race in the one institution that had the power to do…    
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/13/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Introduction: The Social Construction of Race in American Schools
Race as Nation, 1900-1938
Franz Boas: Reforming "Race" in American Schools
Ruth Benedict and Margaret Mead: Teaching Teachers Race and Culture
Race as Color, 1939-1945
Race as Culture, 1946-1954
Conclusion Race and Educational Equality after Brown v. Board of Education
Notes
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