The Influence of Reconstruction, on Education in the South (Classic Reprint)

The Influence of Reconstruction, on Education in the South (Classic Reprint)

by Edgar Wallace Knight
     
 

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On no aspect of Reconstruction, probably, have more conflicting opinions been advanced than on its educational aspect. One very popular notion has been that Southern educational ideals were radically different from those of the North, and, in consequence, that the educational systems of the

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Excerpt from The Influence of Reconstruction, on Education in the South

On no aspect of Reconstruction, probably, have more conflicting opinions been advanced than on its educational aspect. One very popular notion has been that Southern educational ideals were radically different from those of the North, and, in consequence, that the educational systems of the South were greatly at variance from those found elsewhere in the nation. "The Northern view of the situation, as shown by the various reports and addresses published by the teachers' associations, the Freedmen's Aid societies of the churches, the missionary societies, and the Freedmen's Bureau, may be summarized somewhat as follows: (1) The South had had no public education, was opposed to it, and such education as had been given was based on wrong principles and had resulted in secession, rebellion, etc.; (2) the poor whites were densely ignorant and this ignorance, exploited by unscrupulous leaders, had been made the basis of the Confederacy; (3) not only were the Southern leaders opposed to the general education of the white masses, but all classes were opposed to any education of the recently freed negroes; Briefly stated, the views held by the South on these points were almost entirely opposite those held by the North.

Whether fairly representative or not, these general opinions have led to the more definite question: What influence did the Reconstruction or "carpetbag" regime have on the development of educational systems in the South?

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ISBN-13:
9781330787083
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/06/2015
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

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