Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935
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Description: James Anderson critically reinterprets the history of southern black education from Reconstruction to the Great Depression. By placing black schooling within a political, cultural, and economic context, he offers fresh insights into black commitment to education, the peculiar significance of Tuskegee Institute, and the conflicting goals of various philanthropic groups, among other matters. Initially, ex-slaves attempted to create an educational system that would support and extend their emancipation, but their children were pushed into a system of industrial education that presupposed black political and economic subordination. This conception of education and social ordersupported by northern industrial philanthropists, some black educators, and most southern school officialsconflicted with the aspirations of ex-slaves and thei descendants, resulting at the turn of the century in a bitter national debate over the purposes of black education. Because blacks lacked economic and political power, white elites were able to control the structure and content of black elementary, secondary, normal, and college education during the first third of the twentieth century. Nonetheless, blacks persisted in their struggle to develop an educational system in accordance with their own needs and desires.
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Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 9/9/1988
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
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|Common Schools for Black Children|
|The Black Public High School and the Reproduction of Caste in the Urban South, 1880-1935|
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|Epilogue Black Education in Southern History|