From Publishers Weekly
Urban ( American Education ) here describes in detail the career of a scholar and university administrator. The grandson of a slave, Bond was born into a family that encouraged educational pursuits, and graduated from college at age 18. After writing articles disputing the theory that IQ test scores were determined by heredity rather than environment, in 1934 he published The Education of the Negro in the American Social Order , a study of great distinction. Because racial prejudice limited African-American scholars' access to the publishing world, he devoted his career to college administration. Although the author offers few insights into Bond's personal life or his relationship with his son, activist and politician Julian Bond, the book is nevertheless a solid contribution to the history of African Americans.
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"Provides a balanced view in illuminating not only Bond's strengths but also his weaknesses."--Journal of American History
"In telling Bond's story, Wayne Urban illuminates the challenges faced by African-American scholars early in the twentieth century."--Harvard Educational Review
"Does a solid job of tracing Bond's career and, equally important, of placing Bond in the larger context of struggle that gripped black scholars and leaders of his generation-the struggle between protest and accommodation.”--Choice
"The portrait of Bond that Urban paints is of an individual who yearned for the career of a scholar and teacher but who seemed driven to assume administrative positions that were neither personally nor professionally satisfying. . . . Urban provides an account that any academic contemplating an administrative career would be well-advised to read and ponder. . . . A well-written and thoroughly researched book."--American Journal of Education
"Those scholars interested in understanding the racial and political forces active within black higher education before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 would do well to begin their research by reading Urban's work."--Georgia Historical Quarterly
"Provides a helpful case study of the racial restrictions and heavy burdens placed on twentieth-century African American leaders."--History of Education Quarterly