By Clarence L. Mohr
Delivering a extensive, updated connection with the lengthy historical past and cultural legacy of schooling within the American South, this well timed quantity of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture surveys academic advancements, practices, associations, and politics from the colonial period to the current. With over one hundred thirty articles, this ebook covers key subject matters in schooling, together with educational freedom; the results of urbanization on segregation, desegregation, and resegregation; African American and women's schooling; and illiteracy. those entries, in addition to articles on popular educators, comparable to Booker T. Washington and C. Vann Woodward, and significant southern universities, faculties, and exchange colleges, supply a necessary context for knowing the debates and battles that stay deeply imbedded in southern schooling. Framed via Clarence Mohr's traditionally wealthy introductory evaluation, the essays during this quantity contain a drastically increased and carefully up-to-date survey of the moving southern schooling panorama and its improvement over the span of 4 centuries.