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Historical Dictionary Of School Segregation And Desegregation

Historical Dictionary Of School Segregation And Desegregation

by Jeffrey A. Raffel
     
 

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Throughout the nation's history, from before the Civil War through Reconstruction, across the years of lynchings and segregation to the Brown v. Board of Education decision and the battles over busing, no issue has divided the American people more than race, and at the heart of the race issue has been the conflict over school segregation and desegregation. This

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Throughout the nation's history, from before the Civil War through Reconstruction, across the years of lynchings and segregation to the Brown v. Board of Education decision and the battles over busing, no issue has divided the American people more than race, and at the heart of the race issue has been the conflict over school segregation and desegregation. This comprehensive reference book includes more than 260 entries describing the persons, court decisions, terms and concepts, reports and books, types of plans, legislation, and organizations central to the struggle for equality in America's schools. The volume spans topics ranging from emotionally laden topics such as busing to complex legal concepts such as de jure segregation. Each entry includes a brief bibliography, and the volume closes with a chronology and extensive bibliographic material.

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Library Journal
Intended primarily for educational historians, public policy planners, and those interested in the history of the struggle for civil rights in education, this alphabetically arranged dictionary explicates more than 270 personal names, plans, court decisions, reports, concepts, terms, organizations, legislative mandates, and state and federal agencies involved in the school segregation/desegregation conundrum. Raffel (Sch. of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, Univ. of Delaware) has been personally involved in school desegregation and has published extensively on the process in professional journals. Each well-written and logically organized entry in this unique dictionary has its own bibliography to support the nonjudgmental definitions supplied. The personal names included also have a list of sources for further research. More detailed and current than Richard Kluger's Simple Justice (LJ 3/1/76), Raffel's dictionary covers the period from 1787 through the Plessy and Brown decisions to California's 1996 Proposition 209 vote (the entry on the late George Curley Wallace, however, needs updating). Extensive cross references help lead the user to related entries. A post-Revolutionary War chronology helps outline the checkered events concerning race issues and schools, from preschools to higher education. A bibliographical essay and an extensive, nine-page bibliography add to the utility of this appropriately priced volume.--Scott R. Johnson, Whittemore Park Middle Sch., Conway, SC
Booknews
Brief essays describe some 270 key court decisions, people, types of school desegregation plans, legislation, organizations, terms, concepts, reports, and publications that have played a significant role in the history of school segregation and desegregation in America. Covers elementary through post-secondary education from before the Civil War through the 1990s, focusing on the last 50 years. Includes an introduction, chronology, cross-references, and bibliographic material for each entry, plus a bibliographic essay and a geographical bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313007736
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/15/1998
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
471 KB

Meet the Author

JEFFREY A. RAFFEL is Professor and Director of the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Delaware and has served as a researcher, scholar, expert witness, practitioner, community leader, and parent in the school desegregation process. He has published three previous books, and his articles have appeared in journals such as Harvard Educational Review, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Phi Delta Kappan, Urban Affairs Quarterly, Journal of Urban Affairs, and Urban Education. From 1974 through 1978 he served as executive director of the Delaware Committee on the School Decision, which worked toward the desegregation of Delaware's schools.

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