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The Resource The cost of unity : African-American agency and education in the Christian Church, 1865-1914, Lawrence A.Q. Burnley

The cost of unity : African-American agency and education in the Christian Church, 1865-1914, Lawrence A.Q. Burnley

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The cost of unity : African-American agency and education in the Christian Church, 1865-1914
Title
The cost of unity
Title remainder
African-American agency and education in the Christian Church, 1865-1914
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence A.Q. Burnley
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Like other Protestant organizations in the United States, the Christian Church was involved in the establishment of schools for African Americans in the South following the end of the Civil War. The most widely read books offering on 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 Blocks 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 altitudes that informed each of these areas." "African Americans within the Christian Church played an active role, both in cooperating with Disciples' mission agencies, and acting independent of these agencies, in the conceptualization and founding of schools for their communities. In addition, contrary to Disciples reformers' claim of being motivated by their desire to "elevate the Negro race," the nearly exclusive application of the industrial model of education in schools established by the Disciples of Christ mission agencies for African Americans reflects an intentional effort by Whites within this movement to encumber African-American efforts to achieve socioeconomic and political advancement, autonomy, and self-determination. Finally, the conservative approach to schooling for African Americans was largely the result of Northern Disciples' acquiescence to the demands of Southern members of the church for the sake of maintaining unity within the national church."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Burnley, Lawrence A. Q
Dewey number
286.6/3
Index
index present
LC call number
BX7318.5.N4
LC item number
B87 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Voices of the African diaspora
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  • Disciples of Christ
  • Disciples of Christ
  • Concord
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Educational change
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The cost of unity : African-American agency and education in the Christian Church, 1865-1914, Lawrence A.Q. Burnley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Critical perspectives on education and school reform -- Schooling, race, and the education of Blacks in the United States prior to 1865 -- The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) : origins and growth to 1865 -- Racial assumptions, attitudes, and the U.S. landscape, 1865-1914 -- Black literacy development and schooling within the Christian Church -- African-American agency -- Unity, education, and the nihilistic threat -- For the sake of unity : a time to integrate and a time to separate
Control code
ocm223853640
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 307 pages
Isbn
9780881461343
Lccn
2008040025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)223853640
  • (Sirsi) a1148174
Label
The cost of unity : African-American agency and education in the Christian Church, 1865-1914, Lawrence A.Q. Burnley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Critical perspectives on education and school reform -- Schooling, race, and the education of Blacks in the United States prior to 1865 -- The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) : origins and growth to 1865 -- Racial assumptions, attitudes, and the U.S. landscape, 1865-1914 -- Black literacy development and schooling within the Christian Church -- African-American agency -- Unity, education, and the nihilistic threat -- For the sake of unity : a time to integrate and a time to separate
Control code
ocm223853640
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 307 pages
Isbn
9780881461343
Lccn
2008040025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)223853640
  • (Sirsi) a1148174

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