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Lawrence A. Q. Burnley

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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
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.