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The abolitionist legacy : from Reconstruction to the NAACP

The abolitionist legacy : from Reconstruction to the NAACP

Author: James M McPherson
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1995.
Series: Princeton paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed.View all editions and formats
Building on arguments presented in The Struggle for Equality, Civil War historian James McPherson shows that many abolitionists did not retreat from Reconstruction, as historical accounts frequently lead us to believe, but instead vigorously continued the battle for black rights long after the Civil War. Tracing the activities of nearly 300 abolitionists and their descendants, he reveals that some played a crucial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James M McPherson
ISBN: 069110039X 9780691100395 0691046379 9780691046372
OCLC Number: 32627461
Notes: First edition published in 1975.
Description: xvi, 438 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1 Unfinished Task: The Civil Rights Act of 1875 13 --
Ch. 2 Reconstruction Reconfirmed? The Election of 1872 24 --
Ch. 3 Reconstruction Unravels, 1873-1876 35 --
Ch. 4 Time, Education, and Bootstraps 53 --
Ch. 5 The Compromise of 1877 81 --
Ch. 6 Crosscurrents and Confusion, 1877-1880 95 --
Ch. 7 The New South 107 --
Ch. 8 Good-bye to the Bloody Shirt 121 --
Ch. 9 The Roots of Freedmen's Education 143 --
Ch. 10 Between Black and White: Puritans in Babylon 161 --
Ch. 11 Paternalism and Piety 184 --
Ch. 12 Detour or Mainstream? The Curriculum of Missionary Schools 203 --
Ch. 13 The Segregation Issue 224 --
Ch. 14 Berea College 244 --
Ch. 15 The Struggle for Black Control 262 --
Ch. 16 The Shattering of Hope 299 --
Ch. 17 Women's Rights and Anti-Imperialism 318 --
Ch. 18 History and Biology 333 --
Ch. 19 Booker T. Washington and the Reaffirmation of Gradualism 354 --
Ch. 20 The Rejection of Gradualism and the Founding of the NAACP 368 --
Appendix A Abolitionists on Whom This Book is Based 395 --
Appendix B Southern Negro Colleges and Secondary Schools Established by Northern Mission Societies 409.
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks.
Responsibility: James M. McPherson.
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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  Read more...


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"The Abolitionist Legacy shows many of the same graces as its predecessor: wide-ranging and careful research, a strong sense of story line, an eye for good quotations, unyielding sympathy for those Read more...

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