Education for Empire: American Schools, Race, and the Paths of Good Citizenship by Clif Stratton

Education for Empire: American Schools, Race, and the Paths of Good Citizenship

Book Title: Education for Empire: American Schools, Race, and the Paths of Good Citizenship

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520285670

Author: Clif Stratton


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Education for Empire brings together topics in American history often treated separately schools race immigration and empire building During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era American imperial ambitions abroad expanded as the country s public school system grew How did this imperialism affect public education School officials teachers and textbook authors used public education to place children both native and foreign born on multiple uneven paths to citizenship Using case studies from around the country Clif Stratton deftly shows that public schooling and colonialism were intimately intertwined From Asians and Asian Americans in the U S West and Hawai i to blacks in the South Mexican Americans in the Southwest and Puerto Ricans in the Caribbean and New York City this book reveals how students grappled with nationalist professionals at the helm of curriculum and policy Students of American history American studies and the history of education will find Education for Empire an eminently valuable book