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Race, Ethnicity, And Education

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Written for future teachers (and others concerned with curriculum development), this text examines the historical origins and significance of ideas of race and ethnicity in the United States from the colonial period to the present. Richardson (Ball State U.) and Johanningmeir (U. of South Florida) begin with a discussion of the consequences of various cultural myths. Other topics include the origins of racial slavery, ethnicity in the era of Jim Crow, and the politics of educational opportunity. Annotation ?2004 ...
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Overview

Written for future teachers (and others concerned with curriculum development), this text examines the historical origins and significance of ideas of race and ethnicity in the United States from the colonial period to the present. Richardson (Ball State U.) and Johanningmeir (U. of South Florida) begin with a discussion of the consequences of various cultural myths. Other topics include the origins of racial slavery, ethnicity in the era of Jim Crow, and the politics of educational opportunity. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents

Series Forword
Introduction
1 Myths and History in the Making of Race and Ethnicity 1
2 What Is Not Taught in School: The Origin of British North America and Racial Slavery 25
3 "Citty Upon a Hill": The Contradictions of Humanism and Exceptionalism on the Road to Revolution 53
4 The American Revolution to the Civil War: Abolition, and the Invention of Racism 85
5 The Great Divide: The Civil War to Modern Racism 119
6 Education and the Melting Pot: Ethnicity in the Era of Jim Crow 149
7 Civil Rights Movement: The Long Road to Freedom 181
8 The Politics of Educational Opportunity and Identify 219
9 Conclusion: Understanding the Past for Today and All Tomorrows 253
Bibliography 281
Index 301
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