Good book on school segregation and busing debate in Seattle?
November 21, 2014 10:00 PM   Subscribe

Super specific question here: What's the 'definitive' book on school desegregation in Seattle? I'm googling around and finding a bunch of older books, some from university presses, etc, but it's difficult to see which of these are considered credible by people who know this topic. Any help?
posted by Tenzing_Norgay to Media & Arts (2 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
You can try looking up the books via to see how many citations each one has. That's one measure of credibility.
posted by Jacqueline at 12:02 AM on November 22, 2014

I lived in Seattle and went to public schools during this period and favorited your question because I'm also interested in the interpretations. I didn't want to hastily respond in order that those who might have better knowledge of the subject would respond to your question - but it's been almost a couple of weeks since your question so I'll offer my opinion.

I don't think there exists a definitive book though I'm sure some are credible. Desegregation was a vastly different experience depending on your race, income and whether you were a parent of a student or a student yourself, amongst other factors.

You might have to read a few books from different perspectives to gain an understanding of that very charged time.
posted by vapidave at 2:39 AM on December 3, 2014

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