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The Development of the Alternative Black Curriculum, 1890-1940

Countering the Master Narrative


About this book


This book examines black intellectual thought during from 1890-1940, and its relationship to the development of the alternative black curriculum in social studies. Inquiry into the alternative black curriculum is a multi-disciplinary project; it requires an intersectional approach that draws on social studies research, educational history and black history. Exploring the gendered construction of the alternative black curriculum, Murray considers the impact of Carter G. Woodson and W.E.B. DuBois in creating the alternative black curriculum in social studies, and its subsequent relationship to the work of black women in the field and how black women developed the alternative black curriculum in private and public settings.  


social studies education World War II pedagogy NEA Committee of Ten Association for the Study of Negro Life and History Carter G. Woodson black educational scholarship

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Montgomery County Public SchoolsRockville, MDUSA

About the authors

Alana D. Murray is an educator-activist who taught world history and US history in Montgomery County, Maryland public schools for eighteen years.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Development of the Alternative Black Curriculum, 1890-1940
  • Book Subtitle Countering the Master Narrative
  • Authors Alana D. Murray
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-91417-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-08249-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-91418-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 143
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Curriculum Studies
    History of Education
    Early Childhood Education
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