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Race, Rigor, and Selectivity in U.S. Engineering

The History of an Occupational Color Line

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$62.50 • £50.95 • €56.50

ISBN 9780674036192

Publication Date: 02/15/2010


298 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Preface
  • List of Abbreviations
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Identity and Uplift: Engineering in the University of Maryland System in the Era of Segregation
  • 3. The Disunity of Technical Knowledge: Constructions of Racial Difference in Separate but Equal Engineering Education
  • 4. Opportunity in the City: Engineering Education in Chicago, 1960–1980
  • 5. Urban Engineering and the Conservative Impulse: Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology
  • 6. Race and the New Meritocracy: Engineering Education in the Texas A&M System, 1980 to the Present
  • 7. Standards and the “Problem” of Affirmative Action: Departures from Convention in the TAMU System
  • 8. Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2010
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