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Too much to ask black women in the era of integration
Too much to ask black women in the era of integration
Higginbotham Elizabeth2001
Articles
Subject: The challenges and achievements of the first women to integrate American higher education; In the 1960s, increasing numbers of African American students entered predominantly white colleges and universities in the northern and western United States. Too Much to Ask focuses on the women of this pioneering generation, examining their educational strategies and experiences and exploring how social class, family upbringing, and expectations - their own and others' - prepared them to achieve in an often hostile setting. Drawing on extensive questionnaires and in-depth interviews with black women graduates from one northeastern city, sociologist Elizabeth Higginbotham sketches the patterns that connected and divided the women who integrated American higher education before the era of affirmative action. Although they shared educational goals, for example, family resources to help achieve those goals varied widely according to their social class.
Imprint:
US 2001 University of North Carolina Press
Collation:
288p
ISBN:
0807849898
Dewey class:
ED.1.02HIG
Local class:
ED.1.02/HIG
Language:
English
BRN:
1839735
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