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The Resource History lesson : a race odyssey, Mary Lefkowitz

History lesson : a race odyssey, Mary Lefkowitz

Label
History lesson : a race odyssey
Title
History lesson
Title remainder
a race odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Mary Lefkowitz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: In the early 1990s, Classics professor Mary Lefkowitz discovered that one of her faculty colleagues at Wellesley College was teaching his students that Greek culture had been stolen from Africa and that Jews were responsible for the slave trade. This book tells the disturbing story of what happened when she spoke out. Lefkowitz quickly learned that to investigate the origin and meaning of myths composed by people who have for centuries been dead and buried is one thing, but it is quite another to critique myths that living people take very seriously. She also found that many in academia were reluctant to challenge the fashionable idea that truth is merely a form of opinion. For her insistent defense of obvious truths about the Greeks and the Jews, Lefkowitz was embroiled in turmoil for a decade. She faced institutional indifference, angry colleagues, reverse racism, anti-Semitism, and even a lawsuit intended to silence her. In History Lesson Lefkowitz describes what it was like to experience directly the power of both postmodernism and compensatory politics. She offers personal insights into important issues of academic values and political correctness, and she suggests practical solutions for the divisive and painful problems that arise when a political agenda takes precedence over objective scholarship. Her forthright tale uncovers surprising features in the landscape of higher education and an unexpected need for courage from those who venture there
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lefkowitz, Mary R.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wellesley College
  • Lefkowitz, Mary R
  • Lefkowitz, Mary R
  • Wellesley College
  • Wellesley College
  • Wellesley (Mass.)
  • History
  • Postmodernism and higher education
  • Racism in higher education
  • Antisemitism in higher education
  • Academic freedom
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Academic freedom
  • Antisemitism in higher education
  • History
  • Postmodernism and higher education
  • Racism in higher education
  • Massachusetts
  • Geschichtswissenschaft
  • Rassismus
  • Akademische Freiheit
  • Antisemitismus
  • Geschichtswissenschaft
  • Afrozentrismus
  • Geschichtsschreibung
  • Political correctness
  • Postmoderne
  • Geschichtswissenschaft
  • Geschichtswissenschaft
  • Akademische Freiheit
  • Rassismus
  • Antisemitismus
  • Wellesley (Mass.)
Label
History lesson : a race odyssey, Mary Lefkowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-187) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1: Racist incident? -- 2: Discovering afrocentrism -- 3: Two views of ancient history -- 4: Turning myths into history -- 5: New anti-Semitism -- 6: Truth or slander? -- 7: Reparations? -- 8: Racist polemic? -- 9: Turning history into fiction -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn666930730
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300145199
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786612089459
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 208945
  • 22573/ctt1105s0
  • b449ce84-9f95-4735-a9cf-c9d7afb81ee1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666930730
Label
History lesson : a race odyssey, Mary Lefkowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-187) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1: Racist incident? -- 2: Discovering afrocentrism -- 3: Two views of ancient history -- 4: Turning myths into history -- 5: New anti-Semitism -- 6: Truth or slander? -- 7: Reparations? -- 8: Racist polemic? -- 9: Turning history into fiction -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn666930730
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300145199
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786612089459
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 208945
  • 22573/ctt1105s0
  • b449ce84-9f95-4735-a9cf-c9d7afb81ee1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666930730

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