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Perpetual educational inequality : an historical analysis of the Germantown community in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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dc.contributor.author Brown, Jordan en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-02-28T20:27:59Z
dc.date.available 2007-02-28T20:27:59Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/659
dc.description.abstract The Germantown community in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was founded as a German settlement in the late seventeenth century and for centuries was a largely "suburban"-- or even rural-- environment inhabited by almost exclusively people of European descent. However, the twentieth century saw such a large influx of black residents that at the end of the twentieth century there were few whites remaining. This paper examines the social and cultural forces that turned a white, suburban enclave into a predominantly black ghetto and focuses on the importance of educational inequalities [black vs. white] as one of the major contributors to the community's present state of near despair. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Dept. of History en_US
dc.format.extent 173486 bytes en_US
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.format.mimetype text/plain
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject.lcsh Education -- Pennsylvania -- Germantown (Philadelphia) -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- Race relations -- History
dc.title Perpetual educational inequality : an historical analysis of the Germantown community in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania en_US
dc.type Thesis (B.A.) en_US
dc.rights.access Open Access


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