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Building a New Educational State: Foundations, Schools, and the American South

Joan Malczewski


This book examines the dynamic process of black education reform during the Jim Crow era in two southern states, North Carolina and Mississippi. Through extensive archival research that explores the initiatives of foundations and reformers at the top, the impact of that work at the state and local level, and the voices of southerners, including those in rural black communities, the book demonstrate the importance of schooling to political development in the South and challenges us to re-evaluate the relationships among political actors involved in education reform. Foundation leaders were self ... More

Keywords: education reform, southern education, foundations, North Carolina, Mississippi, black education, American South

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226394626
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226394763.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joan Malczewski, author
New York University