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Overview

Brimming with honestly and passion, The Education of a WASP chronicles one white woman's discovery of racism in 1960s America. First published in 1970 and highly acclaimed by reviewers, Lois Stalvey's account is as timely now as it was then. Nearly twenty years later, with ugly racial incidents occurring on college campuses, in neighborhoods, and in workplaces everywhere, her account of personal encounters with racism remains deeply disturbing. Educators and general readers interested in the subtleties of racism will find the story poignant, revealing, and profoundly moving.

“Delightful and horrible, a singular book.” —Choice

“An extraordinarily honest and revealing book that poses the issue: loyalty to one’s ethnic group or loyalty to conscience.” —Publishers Weekly

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“When this book was first published, I hoped it would soon become only a history of what racism used to be. I feel profound regret that it has not.”—Lois Mark Stalvey

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299119744
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1989
  • Series: Wisconsin Studies in American Autobiography Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 346
  • Sales rank: 797,764
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lois Mark Stalvey, once an Omaha homemaker, is the author of three books and numerous articles. She now resides in Arizona, where she continues to write and teach.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2006

    History teaches us about the present/future.

    My husband had to read this book for a class, and when he was done, I devoured it in 2 days. It is an EXCELLENT book, but the contents are frustrating because it is ovbious that many battles the author faced in the 1960's are still being fought by minorities today. This should be required reading for every high school student in America!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2003

    EXCELLENT READ!

    This is an outstanding book that I enjoyed from front to back. Anyone who never had any direct relation to segregation should definitely read this. Opens your eyes to history you never understood. Enjoy this book from beginning to end in shock, disbelief, sadness, and some joy. Well worth the purchase!

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