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Reparation and Reconciliation: The Rise and Fall of Integrated Higher Education

Christi M. Smith


Reparation and Reconciliation 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. ... More

Keywords: Berea College, Howard University, Oberlin College, integration, segregation, interracial coeducation, higher education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469630687
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630687.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christi M. Smith, author
Oberlin College