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The Education of a WASP
Lois Mark Stalvey

Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography



"When this book was first published, I hoped it would soon become only a history of what racism used to be. I feel profound regret that it has not."—Lois Mark Stalvey

Brimming with honestly and passion, The Education of a WASP chronicles one white woman's discovery of racism in 1960s America. First published in 1970 and highly acclaimed by reviewers, Lois Stalvey's account is as timely now as it was then. Nearly twenty years later, with ugly racial incidents occurring on college campuses, in neighborhoods, and in workplaces everywhere, her account of personal encounters with racism remains deeply disturbing. Educators and general readers interested in the subtleties of racism will find the story poignant, revealing, and profoundly moving.

"Delightful and horrible, a singular book." —Choice

"An extraordinarily honest and revealing book that poses the issue: loyalty to one's ethnic group or loyalty to conscience." —Publishers Weekly

Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography
William L. Andrews, Series Editor

Lois Mark Stalvey, once an Omaha homemaker, is the author of three books and numerous articles. She now resides in Arizona, where she continues to write and teach.

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Marbled background with text layaered on top

Spring 1989

LC: 88-040444 E
352 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

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