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The Cost of Unity: African American Agency and Education in the Christian Church, 1865-1914
By author: Lawrence A. Q. Burnley
Product Code: H775
ISBN: 9780881461343
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 307
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Like other Protestant organizations in the United States, the Christian Church was involved in the establishment of schools for African- Americans in the South in the years following the end of the Civil War. The most widely read books offering an interpretation of the history of this church tend to relegate the role of black people to passive recipients of white benevolence and largesse in this process of education reform. This book examines the agency of African-Americans in the founding of educational institutions for blacks associated with the Christian Church. The philosophical discourse within the Christian Church concerning the purpose, type, and control of these schools is examined as well as the prevailing racial assumptions and attitudes that informed each of these areas.
The Narrative Life : The Moral and Religious Thought of Frederick Douglass
By author: Williamson
Product Code: P236
ISBN: 9780865548343
Pages: 182
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Frederick Douglass is remembered for his fiery rhetoric as an abolitionist, and his speeches, autobiographies, and editorials have been written of frequently, and recently he has been the subject of intellectual biographies. Williamson has written a provocative book using the insights of narrative ethics.
The Orangeburg Massacre
By author: Jack Bass, Jack Nelson
Product Code: P155
ISBN: 9780865545526
Pages: 272
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On the night of February 8th, 1968, officers of the law opened fire on protesting students on the campus of South Carolina State College at Orangeburg. When the shooting stopped, three young men were dead and twenty-seven other students were seriously wounded. What had begun as an attempt by peaceful young people to use the facilities of a local bowling alley had become a violent confrontation between aroused students and the coercive power of the state. This tragedy was the first of its kind on any American college campus and became known as the Orangeburg Massacre.
The Second Coming of the Invisible Empire: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s
By author: William Rawlings
Product Code: P556
ISBN: 9780881466430
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Fifty years after the end of the Civil War, William Joseph Simmons, a failed Methodist minister, formed a fraternal order that he called The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Organized primarily as a money-making scheme, it shared little but its name with the Ku Klux Klan of the Reconstruction Era. With its avowed creed of “One Hundred Percent Americanism,” support of Protestant Christian values, white supremacy, and the rejection of all things foreign, this new Klan became, for a brief period of time in the mid-1920s, one of America’s most powerful social and political organizations.
The Souls of W. E. B. Du Bois: New Essays and Reflections
By author: Edward J. Blum   Edited by: Jason R. Young
Product Code: H777
ISBN: 9780881461367
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 304
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The Souls of W. E. B. Du Bois is a collection of articles that treat Du Bois on the subject of religion by reintroducing his life and work to an audience that may be familiar with his work generally but may never have seen analyses of his study of religion. Because the project includes articles that examine both Du Bois’s personal religious life along with his examination of religion, the editors seek to add not only to our knowledge of Du Bois’s scholarly contributions but also hope to shed light on his personal life and religiosity. Also, in treating the biography and career of a thinker whose work covers much of the twentieth century, the editors intend this work to address larger issues related to religion in the United States over the course of the century.

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