This Week’s New Books: In the Crossfire and Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters

In the Crossfire
In the Crossfire: Marcus Foster and the Troubled History of American School Reform


John P. Spencer

352 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 illus.

Cloth 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4435-9 | $34.95 | £23.00
Ebook 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0766-8 | $34.95t | £23.00
A volume in the Politics and Culture in Modern America series

In the Crossfire brings a much-needed historical perspective to contemporary debates about educational inequality by tracing the life and work of Marcus Foster, an African-American educator who struggled to reform urban schools in the 1960s and early 70s. Read more . . .

Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters
Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters: The Struggle over Segregated Recreation in America


Victoria W. Wolcott

328 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 illus.

Cloth 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4434-2 | $34.95 | £23.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-0759-0 | $34.95 | £23.00

A volume in the Politics and Culture in Modern America series

Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters tells the story of the battle for access to leisure space in cities across the United States. This detailed and eloquent history shows how African Americans fought to enter segregated amusement areas not only in pursuit of happiness but in connection to a wider movement for racial equality. Read more . .


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