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Introduction

Zoë Burkholder

in An African American Dilemma: A History of School Integration and Civil Rights in the North

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780190605131
eISBN:
9780190605162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190605131.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1944, Gunnar Myrdal famously identified the “American Dilemma,” an inherent tension between widespread faith in equal opportunity on one hand and discrimination against African Americans on the ... More


An African American Dilemma: A History of School Integration and Civil Rights in the North

Zoë Burkholder

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780190605131
eISBN:
9780190605162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190605131.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Since Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, Americans have viewed school integration as a central tenet of the Black civil rights movement. Yet school integration was not the only—or even always the ... More


Caste Abolished: Integration for Freedom, 1840–1900

Zoë Burkholder

in An African American Dilemma: A History of School Integration and Civil Rights in the North

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780190605131
eISBN:
9780190605162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190605131.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 examines the earliest debates over school integration in Boston, Rochester, Cincinnati, Jamaica (New York), and a number of smaller towns. It argues that Black northerners viewed integrated ... More


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