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Community in Crisis


reviewed by Robert W. Edgar - 1953

coverTitle: Community in Crisis
Author(s): James H. Tipton
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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This fascinating book combines the development, climax, and denouement of a dramatic plot with analysis of principles of social action. Here is a community, faced with two student strikes in its only non-segregated school, resolving these conflicts and moving forward (in spite of a third strike) to the abolition of its almost system-wide pattern of segregation. Community in Crisis depicts a victory in the struggle for more democratic schools. Central City (a fictitious name given to the community by the author) had avoided a consistent policy for allocating its mixed Negro-white student population to its schools. A line of least resistance had evidently been followed. In 1945 only one school (called the Bartow School by the author) enrolled pupils of both races. In the fall of that year a majority of the white pupils in this school struck twice in efforts to force the exclusion of Negroes from "their" school. Two... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 55 Number 2, 1953, p. 103-103
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4878, Date Accessed: 7/21/2019 9:20:16 AM

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