The Basis of Ascendancy: A Discussion of Certain Principles of Public Policy Involved in the Development of the Southern States

The Basis of Ascendancy: A Discussion of Certain Principles of Public Policy Involved in the Development of the Southern States

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The Basis of Ascendancy: A Discussion of Certain Principles of Public Policy Involved in the Development of the Southern States

The Basis of Ascendancy: A Discussion of Certain Principles of Public Policy Involved in the Development of the Southern States

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In the preface to the volume entitled The Present South, I expressed the hope that that series of chapters might shortly be followed by another. The fulfilment of the expectation has been delayed. Much of the volume has been written, yet the conditions of persistent ill-health and the pressure of other responsibilities have compelled the postponement of its publication.

In the meanwhile, and just as its completion came clearly into view, it became evident to me that this second volume of essays should be preceded by a more explicit statement of those principles of fundamental policy which both the collections of essays were intended to illustrate. From this decision the present volume has resulted; and the second series of papers is, therefore, again withheld. They are practically ready, however, for the press; and their publication, under the title of Issues, Southern and National, will ultimately follow. In this future volume (as also in The Present South, already published), there will be found, moreover, a discussion of many specific subjects--such as agricultural education, the negro school, the lynching problem, the problem of child . . .

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