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The Cost of Unity: African-American Agency and Education and the Christian Church, 1865-1914 (Voices of the African Diaspora) [Hardcover]

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Like other Protestant organizations in the United States, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) was involved in the establishment of schools for African Americans in the South in the years following the end of the Civil War. This book examines the agency of African Americans in the founding of educational institutions for blacks associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The philosophical discourse within the Christian Church concerning the purpose, type, and control of these schools is examined as well as the prevailing racial assumptions and attitudes that informed each of these areas. Utilizing historical research methods to reconstruct and interpret socio-historical phenomena, the author argues that African Americans within the Christian Church played an active role, both in cooperating with Disciples' mission agencies, and acting independent of these agencies, in the conceptualization and founding of schools for their communities.

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  • Chronicle of Higher Education - 10/23/2009 page 19


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Studio: Mercer University Press
Pages   307
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.1" Width: 6.2" Height: 1.3"
Weight:   1.4 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2009
Publisher   Mercer University Press
ISBN  0881461342  
ISBN13  9780881461343  


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More About Lawrence A. Q. Burnley


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Lawrence A. Q. Burnley, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D.), Christian Theological Seminary, (M.Div.), and the University of Cincinnati (BA honors). He currently serves as Associate Dean for Multicultural Programs and Special Assistant to the Provost for Diversity Affairs at Messiah College in Pennsylvania. He is a contributing author on the forthcoming A New History of the Stone/Campbell Movement (tentative title; St. Louis: Chalice Press, Fall 2012).

Lawrence A. Q. Burnley currently resides in Mechanicsburg, in the state of Pennsylvania.

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