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The abolitionist legacy : from Reconstruction to the NAACP

Author: James M McPherson
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tracing the activities of nearly 300 abolitionists and their descendants, this title reveals that some played a crucial role in the establishment of schools and colleges for southern blacks, while others formed the vanguard of liberals who founded the NAACP in 1910.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James M McPherson
ISBN: 0691046379 9780691046372 069110039X 9780691100395
OCLC Number: 1529517
Description: xiii, 438 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: I. The retreat from reconstruction : Unfinished task: the civil rights act of 1875 --
Reconstruction reconfirmed? the election of 1872 --
Reconstruction unravels, 1873-1876 --
Time, education, and bootstraps --
The compromise of 1877 --
Crosscurrents and confusion, 1877-1880 --
The new south --
Good-bye to the bloody shirt --
II. Education for freedom : The roots of freedmen's education --
Between black and white: puritans in Babylon --
Paternalism and piety --
Detour or mainstream? the curriculum of missionary schools --
The segregation issue --
Berea college --
The struggle for black control --
III. The revival of militancy : The shattering of hope --
Women's rights and anti-imperialism --
History and biology --
Booker T. Washington and the reaffirmation of gradualism --
The rejection of gradualism and the founding of the NAACP.
Responsibility: James M. McPherson.
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