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Educational reconstruction : African American schools in the urban South, 1865-1890

Author: Hilary Green
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2016.
Series: Reconstructing America (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Tracing the first two decades of state-funded African American schools, Educational Reconstruction addresses the ways in which black Richmonders, black Mobilians, and their white allies created, developed, and sustained a system of African American schools following the Civil War. Hilary Green proposes a new chronology in understanding postwar African American education, examining how urban African Americans  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Green
ISBN: 9780823270118 0823270114 9780823270125 0823270122
OCLC Number: 918594391
Description: 258 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: Envisioning citizenship and the African American schoolhouse --
Remaking the former Confederate capital: Black richmonders and the transition to public schools, 1865-1870 --
No longer slaves: Black Mobilians and the hard struggle for schools, 1865-1870 --
Part II: Creating essential partnerships and resources --
To "Do that which is best": Richmond colored normal and the development of public schoolteachers --
Remaking old Blue college: Emerson normal and addressing the need for public schoolteachers --
Part III: Integrating the African American schoolhouse --
Shifting strategies: Black richmonders' quest for quality public schools --
Rethinking partners: Black Mobilians' struggle for quality public schools --
Part IV: Perfecting the African American schoolhouse --
Walking slowly but surely: The readjusters and the quality school campaigns in Richmond --
Still crawling: Black Mobilians' struggle for quality schools continues --
Epilogue: The Blair Education Bill and the Death of Educational reconstruction, 1890.
Series Title: Reconstructing America (Series)
Responsibility: Hilary Green.


Book explores the post-Civil War creation of African American public schools in Richmond, Virginia and Mobile, Alabama. Urban African Americans and their partners redefined American citizenship,  Read more...


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"... A significant contribution to our understanding of the long Reconstruction era, and to the origins of Booker T. Washington's ascendancy." -- -Mike Fitzgerald

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