Craig Steven Wilder: "Ebony And Ivy: Race, Slavery, And The Troubled History Of America's Universities"

Van Wickle Gates and University Hall at Brown University. In 2003, the university appointed a committee on slavery and justice to investigate the school's historical relationship to slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. 
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Van Wickle Gates and University Hall at Brown University. In 2003, the university appointed a committee on slavery and justice to investigate the school's historical relationship to slavery and the transatlantic slave trade.

(Brown University)

Craig Steven Wilder: "Ebony And Ivy: Race, Slavery, And The Troubled History Of America's Universities"

A 2006 report commissioned by Brown University revealed the institution’s involvement in slavery, setting off a controversy that made headlines across the country. But Brown’s troubling past was far from unique. In a new book, American history professor Craig Steven Wilder lays bare uncomfortable truths about race, slavery and the American academy.

A 2006 report commissioned by Brown University revealed the institution’s involvement in slavery, setting off a controversy that made headlines across the country. But Brown’s troubling past was far from unique. In a new book, American history professor Craig Steven Wilder lays bare uncomfortable truths about race, slavery and the American academy.

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Craig Steven Wilder

professor of American history, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Excerpted from "Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities" by Craig Steven Wilder. Copyright © 2013 by Craig Steven Wilder. Excerpted by permission of Bloomsbury Press. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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