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The lost black scholar : resurrecting Allison Davis in American social thought

Author: David A Varel
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Allison Davis (1902-83), a preeminent black scholar and social science pioneer, is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking investigations into inequality, Jim Crow America, and the cultural biases of intelligence testing. Davis, one of America's first black anthropologists and the first tenured African American professor at a predominantly white university, produced work that had tangible and lasting effects on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Allison Davis; Allison Davis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A Varel
ISBN: 9780226534886 022653488X 9780226534916 022653491X
OCLC Number: 1004264943
Description: 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Coming of age during Jim Crow --
Harlem from Hampton --
The making of a social anthropologist --
Into the southern "wilds" --
Caste, class, and personality --
Bending the academic color line --
Critiquing middle-class culture --
Rethinking intelligence --
From Brown v. Board to Head Start --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: David A. Varel.

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The story of Alison Davis, one of the first black anthropologists and the first black tenured professor, a pioneer whose work-in part because it was so multifarious-has been all but forgotten.  Read more...
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"Highly recommended. . .A valuable, overdue reevaluation."--Choice "In The Lost Black Scholar, David A. Varel has sought to bring Allison Davis out of the shadows and he succeeds quite convincingly. Read more...

 
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