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Published: 13 October 2011

264 Pages | 20 hts


ISBN: 9780199751723

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Color in the Classroom

How American Schools Taught Race, 1900-1954

Zoe Burkholder

  • Directly connects prominent anthropologists to the curriculum that was taught in American schools.
  • Uncovers early antiracist activism among a coalition of teachers, academics, and politicians who believed that schools could be used as key sites of mitigating unwanted racial prejudice in America.
  • Studies how race was taught many decades before school desegregation.