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Research in Service to Society

by Guy B. Johnson & Guion Griffis Johnson The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

The Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina quickly achieved a national reputation for its contribution to pure research, university teaching, and public affairs. From its...


Schooling the New South

by James L. Leloudis The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Schooling the New South deftly combines social and political history, gender studies, and African American history into a story of educational reform. James Leloudis recreates North Carolina's classrooms as...


Self-Taught

by Heather Andrea Williams The University of North Carolina Press (November 20, 2009)

In this previously untold story of African American self-education, Heather Andrea Williams moves across time to examine African Americans' relationship to literacy during slavery, during the Civil War, and...


Their Highest Potential

by Vanessa Siddle Walker The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

African American schools in the segregated South faced enormous obstacles in educating their students. But some of these schools succeeded in providing nurturing educational environments in spite of the injustices...


The NAACP's Legal Strategy against Segregated Education, 1925-1950

by Mark V. Tushnet The University of North Carolina Press (January 01, 2012)

The NAACP's fight against segregated education--the first public interest litigation campaign--culminated in the 1954 Brown decision. While touching on the general social, political, and economic climate in...


Greater than Equal

by Sarah Caroline Thuesen The University of North Carolina Press (August 01, 2013)

During the half century preceding widespread school integration, black North Carolinians engaged in a dramatic struggle for equal educational opportunity as segregated schooling flourished. Drawing on archival...


The Company He Keeps

by Nicholas L. Syrett The University of North Carolina Press (March 01, 2009)

Tracing the full history of traditionally white college fraternities in America from their days in antebellum all-male schools to the sprawling modern-day college campus, Nicholas Syrett reveals how fraternity...


From Cotton Field to Schoolhouse

by Christopher M. Span The University of North Carolina Press (April 01, 2012)

In the years immediately following the Civil War--the formative years for an emerging society of freed African Americans in Mississippi--there was much debate over the general purpose of black schools and who...


From Brown to Meredith

by Tracy E. K'Meyer The University of North Carolina Press (August 05, 2013)

When the Supreme Court overturned Louisville's local desegregation plan in 2007, the people of Jefferson County, Kentucky, faced the question of whether and how to maintain racial diversity in their schools....


The Jeanes Teacher in the United States, 1908-1933

by Lance G. E. Jones The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2011)

Most educators have heard of the Jeanes Teachers and know something of their work as supervisors of black rural schools in the southern states. The present volume--historical, descriptive, and critical--is an...


The Uncertain Triumph

by Hugh Davis Graham The University of North Carolina Press (January 10, 2011)

Using the Kennedy and Johnson archives to analyze the evolution of educational policy from the perspective of the executive branch, Graham finds that the central theme was executive planning through presidential...


More Than One Struggle

by Jack Dougherty The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2005)

Traditional narratives of black educational history suggest that African Americans offered a unified voice concerning Brown v. Board of Education. Jack Dougherty counters this interpretation, demonstrating that...


Schooling the Freed People

by Ronald E. Butchart The University of North Carolina Press (September 27, 2010)

Conventional wisdom holds that freedmen's education was largely the work of privileged, single white northern women motivated by evangelical beliefs and abolitionism. Backed by pathbreaking research, Ronald...


Brown's Battleground

by Jill Ogline Titus The University of North Carolina Press (December 05, 2011)

When the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, Prince Edward County, Virginia, home to one of the five cases combined by the Court under Brown, abolished its public...


Paulo Freire and the Cold War Politics of Literacy

by Andrew J. Kirkendall The University of North Carolina Press (October 06, 2010)

In the twentieth century, illiteracy and its elimination were political issues important enough to figure in the fall of governments (as in Brazil in 1964), the building of nations (in newly independent African...