The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms (2nd edition)

The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms (2nd edition) PDF Senior moment. Think outside the box. Idioms like these can’t be understood just from the words that make them up. The American Heritage┬« Dictionary of Idioms explores the meanings of idioms, including phrasal verbs such as kick back, proverbs such as too many cooks spoil the… Continue reading The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms (2nd edition)

Color in the Classroom: How American Schools Taught Race, 1900-1954

Color in the Classroom: How American Schools Taught Race, 1900-1954 Between the turn of the twentieth century and the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954, the way that American schools taught about “race” changed dramatically. This transformation was engineered by the nation’s most prominent anthropologists, including Franz Boas, Ruth Benedict, and Margaret Mead,… Continue reading Color in the Classroom: How American Schools Taught Race, 1900-1954

From Slave Abuse to Hate Crime: The Criminalization of Racial Violence in American History

From Slave Abuse to Hate Crime: The Criminalization of Racial Violence in American History This book explores the complex ways in which political debates and legal reforms regarding the criminalization of racial violence have shaped the development of American racial history. Spanning previous campaigns for criminalizing slave abuse, lynching, and Klan violence and contemporary debates… Continue reading From Slave Abuse to Hate Crime: The Criminalization of Racial Violence in American History