With Science as His Shield: Teaching Race and Culture in American Public Schools, 1900--1954

With Science as His Shield: Teaching Race and Culture in American Public Schools, 1900--1954

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This dissertation is a history of the social construction of race in American schools in the early 20th century. As racializing national institutions, public schools taught specific definitions of the race concept and they also inscribed certain racial knowledge and behavior as symbolic markers of the educated American citizen.They organized national conferences dedicated to improving eugenics education in the public schools and even designed essay contests to recruit high school and college students to the movement.54 Consequently, by the late 1930s when anbsp;...


Title:With Science as His Shield: Teaching Race and Culture in American Public Schools, 1900--1954
Author: Zoe Burkholder
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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