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Enacting Emancipation: African American Women Abolitionists at Oberlin College and the Quest for Empowerment, Equality, and Respectability

Carol Lasser

in Women's Rights and Transatlantic Antislavery in the Era of Emancipation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115932
eISBN:
9780300137866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115932.003.0017
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the frustrations and accomplishments of young African-American women who studied at Oberlin College in Ohio in the years prior to the Civil War. Immersed in an otherwise ... More


Inside Interracial Colleges, 1837–1880

Christi M. Smith

in Reparation and Reconciliation: The Rise and Fall of Integrated Higher Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630687
eISBN:
9781469630717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630687.003.0003
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter provides a local analysis of lived experiences on three integrated college campuses – Berea (KY), Howard (DC) and Oberlin (OH). Selected from among thirty colleges open to blacks and ... More


“A Deep Craving, a Keen Urge”

Robert H. Abzug

in Psyche and Soul in America: The Spiritual Odyssey of Rollo May

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780199754373
eISBN:
9780197512944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199754373.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Religion

Rollo May’s college career. He enters college at Michigan State, becomes a student rebel, and leaves for a more appropriate campus. He goes to Oberlin, where his love of antiquity is born and ... More


Reparation and Reconciliation: The Rise and Fall of Integrated Higher Education

Christi M. Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630687
eISBN:
9781469630717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630687.001.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Reparation and Reconciliation is the first book to reveal the nineteenth-century struggle for racial integration on U.S. college campuses. As the Civil War ended, the need to heal the scars of ... More


Boyhood

Marva Griffin Carter

in Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195108910
eISBN:
9780199865796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108910.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses William Mercer Cook as he grew from child to adolescent. It explains several important points in his life, from the death of his father, his journey with his mother, and the ... More


Experiencing Black Feminism

Jennifer L. Morgan

in Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832011
eISBN:
9781469604763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889121_white.19
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Jennifer L. Morgan's freshman year at Oberlin College, which coincided with a nearly volcanic outpouring of written work by black feminists. Like many of her generation, ... More


The Limits of Nature and the Educational Nature of Limits

David W. Orr

in The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Intention

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148558
eISBN:
9780197562222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148558.003.0019
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

I teach in a liberal arts college in a small, attractive Ohio town located in an agricultural county 14 miles south of Lake Erie. The town formerly had ... More


Race and Gender in the Shaping of the American Literary Canon A Case Study from the Twenties

Paul Lauter

in Title Pages

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195055931
eISBN:
9780197560228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195055931.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

In its original form this chapter was delivered at a late-1970s forum sponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women in the Profession of the Modern ... More


Architecture and Education

David W. Orr

in The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Intention

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148558
eISBN:
9780197562222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148558.003.0021
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

As commonly practiced, education has little to do with its specific setting or locality. The typical campus is regarded mostly as a place where learning ... More


2020: A Proposal

David W. Orr

in The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Intention

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148558
eISBN:
9780197562222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148558.003.0023
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

By a large margin 1998 was the warmest year ever recorded. The previous year was the second warmest (IPCC 2001). A growing volume of scientific evidence ... More


A Higher Order of Heroism

David W. Orr

in The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Intention

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148558
eISBN:
9780197562222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148558.003.0025
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

In the towns and cities across America, it is common to find a town square with a large monument to one military hero or another. Seldom, however, does one ... More


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