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Author Smith, Christi Michelle, author

Title Reparation and reconciliation : the rise and fall of integrated higher education / Christi M. Smith
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (pages cm)
Contents A racial reckoning on campus? -- Education follows the flag -- Inside interracial colleges, 1837-1880 -- From cause to common charity: off-campus pressures -- The "perils" of gender coeducation -- A scarcity of great men: educating leaders at Howard and Oberlin -- A new constituency for Berea -- Conclusion: from coeducation to the consecration of difference
Summary "This is the first book to reveal the nineteenth-century struggle for racial integration on U.S. college campuses. As the Civil War ended, the need to heal the scars of slavery, expand the middle class, and reunite the nation engendered a dramatic interest in higher education by policy makers, voluntary associations, and African Americans more broadly. Formed in 1846 by Protestant abolitionists, the American Missionary Association united a network of colleges open to all, designed especially to educate African American and white students together, both male and female. Case studies at three colleges--Berea College, Oberlin College, and Howard University--reveal the strategies administrators used and the challenges they faced as higher education quickly developed as a competitive social field"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject African Americans -- Education (Higher) -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Coeducation -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Segregation in higher education -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Women -- Education (Higher) -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1469630710 (electronic bk.)
9781469630717 (electronic bk.)
(cloth : alk. paper)
(paperback: alk. paper)
(cloth : alk. paper)
(paperback: alk. paper)