Review by: Lewis V. Baldwin, Professor of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University - November 4, 2009
The Cost of Unity is a rich and unique contribution to the long-neglected study of African Americans in the Christian Church. Distinguished for its careful research and innovative interpretation, the book is indispensable reading for those who wish to know more about black-white interaction and cooperation in meeting the educational needs of African Americans in the Disciples of Christ in one of the most critical periods in U. S. history. Burnley has rendered a great service to students of both black history and American church historiography."
Review by: Marybeth Gasman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania - October 28, 2009
Lawrence Burnley has written and researched a beautiful book that tells the
activist story of African Americans in the creation of Christian Church
affliated Black schools. Using myriad primary sources and contextualizing
the work of Blacks in educating themselves, he has produced a window into
the political and social struggles of African Americans in the United