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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
Product Format: Hardback
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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 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.
Undaunted By The Fight : Spelman College And The Civil Rights Movement, 1957-1967
By author: Lefever
Product Code: P292
ISBN: 9780865549388
Pages: 286
Product Format: Paperback
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Undaunted by the Fight is a study of a small, but dedicated, group of Spelman College students and faculty who, between 1957 and 1967, risked their lives, compromised their grades, and jeopardized their careers to make Atlanta and the South a more just and open society for African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement.
W.E.B. Du Bois and Race : Essays Celebrating the Centennial Publication of the Souls of Black Folk
By author: Chester J. Fontenot Jr.
Product Code: H545
ISBN: 9780865547278
Pages: 198
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This collection of essays emerged from a symposium held at Mercer University which examined the ways in which W. E. B. Du Bois's theories of race have shaped racial discussion and public policy in the twentieth-century. The essays also examine the application of Du Bois's theories to the new millenium, as well as his contributions to the study of the humanities.

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