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The Traffic Circle

Mark Slobin

in Motor City Music: A Detroiter Looks Back

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190882082
eISBN:
9780190882112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882082.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter examines the formative role of public school music in shaping the lives and careers of Detroit’s stellar cast of kids who became major jazz artists and eminent classical music figures. A ... More


“The Basic Minimal Skills”

Peter Irons

in White Men's Law: The Roots of Systemic Racism

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780190914943
eISBN:
9780197582923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914943.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the impact of segregated housing and schools on the performance of Black children on tests of academic skills, finding them lagging far behind White children. It shows that ... More


The End of the Brown Era

Derrick Bell

in Silent Covenants: Brown v. Board of Education and the Unfulfilled Hopes for Racial Reform

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195172720
eISBN:
9780197562345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195172720.003.0015
Subject:
Education, History of Education

The Emancipation Proclamation remains a positive moment in American history despite its mainly symbolic character. Brown v. Board of Education has achieved and will probably retain similar status. ... More


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