Studies in Sociology, Economics, Politics and History Volume 3, No. 1

Studies in Sociology, Economics, Politics and History Volume 3, No. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... furnished financial aid and general su-pervision. Its tendency was to promote uniformity and cooperation. Certain zealous friends of the bureau tell us that out of the efforts of General Howard and his assistants grew the southern public school system of today. It seems, how 1. All these opinions are from MS. letters written by such men as Gen. Stephen D. Lee of Mississippi. Prof. K. P. Battle of the University of North Carolina, Hon. R. H. Battle, ex-private secretary to Gov. Vance of North Carolina and Dr. Curry of Washington. Of the last named gentleman, B. T. 'ashington says: "Dr. Curry is a. native of the south, an ex--confederate soldier, yet I do not believe there is a man in the country who is more deeply interested in the highest welfare of the negro than Dr. Curry, or one who is more free from race prejudice."--Up from Slavery, p. 194. 2. Future of the American Negro, p. 25. ever, that their case is by no means established. For in the ' bureau's educational work we find nothing like a system of? A state public schools. There is merely a general supervis-ion of schools supported largely by private benefaction and.'' devoted primarily to the education of one race. It is true, that in many states the public school system was established under the carpet-bag governments during the latter years of the freedmen's bureau; but there seems to be no intimate relation between the two. Bureau officials doubtless urged the adoption of such a system, by direct argument and by arousing in the black race, then nominally dominant, an interest in education. But the system first adopted was modeled on the northern school system rather than on the bureau system. Provisions for the free education of both races...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236976487
  • 9781236976482