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Washington University in St. Louis
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19th and 20th Century, Racial Integration, Higher Education, Gender, Social Class
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Reparation and Reconciliation: The Rise and Fall of Integrated Higher Education (University of North Carolina Press, 2016)

“[A] compelling account of the rise and fall of racially integrated education in the decades following the Civil War and the first decade of the twentieth century.”–Journal of American History

“Offers a fresh approach to the study of integration in higher education . . . [and] highlights the role of individual colleges and universities in shaping the racial project of school integration, positioning organizations as mesolevel bridges to macrolevel structural processes of racial formation and microlevel processes of racial identity construction…Smith also places organizations front and center as significant sites of racial construction—something we need much more of in race scholarship.”–American Journal of Sociology

“Deeply researched and original in focus, this excellent book deals with important and fundamental issues in nineteenth-century American history. Christi M. Smith has drafted a leading scholarly work that will be lauded in reviews and cited by colleagues.”–Desmond King, University of Oxford

Media Coverage
Featured on WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Aisha Tyler SEASON 7 • EPISODE 1
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Emancipation, Gender, Indigenous Peoples, Migration & Immigration, Race, Women