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By Joe M. Richardson

ISBN-10: 0817355383

ISBN-13: 9780817355388

ISBN-10: 0820308161

ISBN-13: 9780820308166

"Joe Richardson's Christian Reconstruction is a great addition to ancient scholarship at the paintings of american missionaries one of the freedmen in the course of the Civil conflict and Reconstruction. . . . with no query, this is often the main complete historical past of the yankee Missionary organization (AMA), and not anyone has exposed as a lot distinct info on the other Northern reduction society. wealthy intimately and strongly suggested, the e-book argues that the AMA struggled to arrange the liberated slaves for civil and political equality through liberating them of the shackles of lack of information, superstition and sin.This e-book must be learn via all these attracted to Northern academic and social reformers within the Reconstruction South."

--The magazine of yank History

"In a very balanced examine Richardson has synthesized a wealth of resources and examine to supply a completely convincing interpretation of the AMA and southern blacks. in addition to exploring kinfolk among the 2, his major aim has been to evaluate the AMA's effectiveness in bringing blacks into the yank mainstream. due to his winning labors, we have a much-needed entire learn of that almost all influential missionary association. no matter if addressing conflicts among the AMA and the U.S. army over the therapy of contrabands, fees of racism between black and white missionaries, or the standard of organization faculties, Richardson doesn't permit his noticeable admiration for the AMA to intervene. . . . With daring good judgment and huge subtlety Richardson has made a magnificent contribution.

--The magazine of Southern History

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