Religion, Race, and Reconstruction: The Public School in the Politics of the 1870s [Book Review]

@inproceedings{Kousser1999ReligionRA,
  title={Religion, Race, and Reconstruction: The Public School in the Politics of the 1870s [Book Review]},
  author={J. Morgan Kousser},
  year={1999}
}
Not since 1870s Democratic speeches and editorials have the Radical Republicans been charged with plotting to build up a Bismarckian centralized state by using public schools to launch an anti-Catholic, pro-black "Kulturkamp'f (p. 215). From their beginnings in Massachusetts, according to Ward M. McAfee, the "primary characteristic" of public schools "was an agenda for standardizing American culture" (p. 10). After the Civil War, education became "the Republican Party solution" to the… 
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