Posted by: Government & Heritage Library | February 5, 2010

State Doc Pick of the Week: Era of progress and promise

Era of Progress and promise:  the religious, moral, and educational development of the American Negro since his emancipation

Sticking with the theme of Black History Month, we have selected the book entitled “Era of Progress and promise:  the religious, moral, and educational development of the American Negro since his emancipation”.

This book is the center piece of the An Era of Progress and Promise digital collection (http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/dimp/digital/era/index.html).

An Era of Progress and Promise is a 400+ page book compiled by W.N. Hartshorn that celebrates the “religious, moral, and educational development of the American Negro since his emancipation”. The book, written in 1910, provides a comprehensive portrait of early African-American schools, colleges, and churches as well as biographies of African-American educators, ministers, and influential businessmen.

An Era of Progress and Promise is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of education, the development of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the Negro Business League, religion in the United States, or African-American society in post-Emancipation America.

You can read the full text of the book online, or search for profiles of specific institutions (such as churches and schools) or biographies of influential African Americans by selecting the “Browse” options on the toolbar above.

To see this book in the digital repository click here:http://tinyurl.com/yklhzbp

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