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Willis Duke Weatherford : race, religion, and reform in the American south / Andrew McNeill Canady.

By: Canady, Andrew McNeill [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.New directions in southern history: Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2016]Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813168166; 0813168163; 9780813168173; 0813168171.Subject(s): Race discrimination -- Southern States | Race relations -- Religious aspects | African Americans -- Southern States -- Economic conditions | African Americans -- Southern States -- Social conditionsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Willis Duke Weatherford : Race, Religion, and Reform in the American SouthDDC classification: 378.00924 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1 The Making of a Southern Liberal; 2 A Respectable Religious Message; 3 Sowing the Seeds of Southern Liberalism; 4 Professionalizing the Southern YMCA; 5 A Liberal but Never an Activist; 6 Bringing a Revivalto the Mountains; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1 The Making of a Southern Liberal; 2 A Respectable Religious Message; 3 Sowing the Seeds of Southern Liberalism; 4 Professionalizing the Southern YMCA; 5 A Liberal but Never an Activist; 6 Bringing a Revivalto the Mountains; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index

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Canady has written a careful, meticulous biography of southern reformer Willis Duke Weatherford. Born in 1875--the year the Mississippi Plan augured an end to Reconstruction and a new era of white supremacy--Weatherford joined a small cohort of white southern liberals of the first Jim Crow generation. Weatherford did not directly challenge segregation or capitalism but instead emphasized education's potential to transform individual lives and bring gradual change. He devoted his career to some of the South's most progressive institutions: the YMCA, the Southern Sociological Congress, the Commission on Interracial Cooperation, Fisk University, and Berea College. Canady evaluates Weatherford's race politics honestly, showing a slow shift from a desire to smooth the rough edges of Jim Crow to a gradualist approach to desegregation. By 1957, near the end of his career in education and reform, the lifelong Methodist argued that churches must model integration for the South. A founder of the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, Weatherford eventually settled in the North Carolina mountains and committed his last years to reform in the Appalachians. This is a well-researched, smoothly written, welcome study of an important southern figure. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. --Alison Collis Greene, Mississippi State University

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<p> Andrew McNeill Canady is the Dan Daniel Associate Professor of History at Averett University in Danville, Virginia.</p>

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