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What were the links between slavery and American universities?

In his new book, Ebony and Ivy, historian Craig Steven Wilder, Head of MIT History, documents the manifold connections between universities and the slave economy in colonial America. Kirkus writes, "A groundbreaking history that will contribute to a reappraisal of some deep-rooted founding myths." Story  NPR Interview  NYT's review