Burnley, Lawrence A. Q.

The cost of unity : African-American agency and education in the Christian Church, 1865-1914 / Lawrence A.Q. Burnley. - 1st ed. - Macon, Ga. : Mercer University Press, c2008. - x, 307 p. ; 24 cm. - Voices of the African diaspora . - Voices of the African diaspora .

Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-296) and index.

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.

9780881461343 (hbk. : alk. paper) 0881461342 (hbk. : alk. paper)


Disciples of Christ--History--19th century.
Disciples of Christ--History--20th century.

Concord--Religious aspects--Christianity--Case studies.
African Americans--Missions
African Americans--Religion.
African Americans--Social conditions--To 1964
African Americans--Education
Educational change--History--United States

United States--Race relations--History--19th century.
United States--Race relations--History--20th century.

BX7318.5.N4 / B87 2008

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