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Making the Unequal Metropolis: School Desegregation and Its Limits

Ansley T. Erickson


From World War II through the late 1960s in Nashville, Tennessee, policy choices linking segregation in housing, labor markets, and schooling created educational inequality and privileged white students over their black counterparts. Beginning in 1971, Nashville achieved significant desegregation in its schools via court-ordered busing across the consolidated metropolitan school district. But old pressures for inequality, operating in the new context of metropolitan desegregation and economic growth agendas, remade inequality through the later decades of the twentieth century. Schooling the Me ... More

Keywords: education, inequality, urban, metropolitan, desegregation, economic growth, Nashville, space, curriculum, segregation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226025254
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226025391.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ansley T. Erickson, author
Teachers College, Columbia University