Francis T. King and the Baltimore Association to Advise and Assist Friends in the Southern States

Cline, Nicole Srilata (2018). Francis T. King and the Baltimore Association to Advise and Assist Friends in the Southern States. University of Birmingham. M.A.

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Abstract

Francis T. King (1819-1891), was a Quaker, a philanthropist and respectable businessman, and mercantile. The Baltimore Association to Advise and Assist Friends in the Southern States (1865-1885) helped rebuild North Carolina This dissertation examines King's life and shows how Francis King and The Association's primary goal was to rebuild the education system within North Carolina for Quakers, also rebuilding New Garden Boarding School (1837-1888), which became Guilford College in 1888. In addition, King and The Association rebuilt an agricultural system in North Carolina, which caught on throughout the Southern States. The dissertation outlines how the Association facilitated the creation of Normal Schools, during the American Reconstruction period (1865-1877, post-American Civil War) at a time when the social structures changed in North Carolina and the Southern States with blacks being released from slavery and attempting to secure equality with the white public. The broader white non-Quaker society also established two separate societies and school systems, one for blacks and one for white. Also, the system of agriculture went from slave labor to a new system of slavery known as sharecropping, which exploited both blacks and whites. The dissertation argues that King's work is undervalued and under-represented in previous scholarship.

Type of Work: Thesis (Masters by Research > M.A.)
Award Type: Masters by Research > M.A.
Supervisor(s):
Supervisor(s)EmailORCID
Dandelion, BenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Guest, DerynUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Licence: All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
School or Department: School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion, Department of Theology and Religion
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
E History America > E151 United States (General)
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/8769

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