Resources for other Universities (AALAC)

Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts Colleges
Workshop 2018

The Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts Colleges (AALAC) strives to advance liberal arts education through collective efforts to support faculty research and teaching so as to enhance the overall experience of students and to develop faculty leadership.


  • The Last Segregated Hour: The Memphis Kneel-Ins and the Campaign for Southern Church Desegregation, by Stephen Haynes​.
  • Noah’s Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery (Religion in America), by Stephen Haynes
  • University, Court, and Slave: Pro-Slavery Thought in Southern Colleges and Courts and the Coming of Civil War, by Alfred L. Brophy
  • Making Whole What Has Been Smashed: On Reparations Politics, by John Torpey
  • Uncivil Wars: The Controversy over Reparations for Slavery, by David Horowitz
  • Gospel of Disunion: Religion and Separatism in the Antebellum South, by Mitchell Snay
  • Deliver us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South, by Lacy Ford
  • Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America, and What We Can Do About It, by Mindy Fullilove

Primary Sources

  • James C. Furman, et al., “Letter to the Citizens of the Greenville District,” Greenville, South Carolina, Southern Enterprise, 22 November 1860. Read the article.
  • A transcription of Julian Carr’s Silent Sam dedication speech at the University of Alabama. Read the article.
  • The opening convocation address by Ruth J. Simmons at Brown University, 2001. Read the article.
  • The full 14th Amendment. Read the article.
  • Carl Schurz, “The Logical Results of the War,” Speech delivered at Philadelphia, Sept. 8, 1866,” Speeches, correspondence and political papers of Carl Schurz, vol. 1, pp. 377- 416. Read the article.
  • The Georgetown Slavery Archive. Read the article.
  • The Georgetown Memory Project. Read the article.
  • Shared History, a film by Felicia Furman. Read the article.
  • The Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation Project at Sewanee. Read the article.
  • The Race and Racism Project at the University of Richmond. Read the article.

Academic Essays

  • A clear overview of the context of the amendment’s creation by a leading scholar is Paul Finkelman, “John Bingham and the Creation of the Fourteenth Amendment,” Akron Law Review 36 (2003): 676-692. Read the essay.
  • An important look at the challenges of enforcing these rights can be found in: Lou Falkner Williams, “The South Carolina Ku Klux Klan Trials and the Enforcement of Federal Rights, 1871-1872,” Civil War History 39 (March 1993): 47-66.


  • NPR “All Things Considered” Podcast “How Slavery Shaped America’s Oldest And Most Elite Colleges” September 17, 2013, with Craig Steven Wilder Listen to the podcast.
  • Marc Steiner Show, “Craig Steven Wilder on ‘Ebony and Ivy’” February 19, 2014- Segment 4. Listen to the podcast.
  • Craig Steven Wilder, an MIT African American Historian, on his book Ebony and Ivory (2013) Listen to the podcast.
  • NPR  “Planet Money” Podcast “Episode 766: Georgetown, Louisiana, Part One.” Listen to the podcast.
  • NPR “Planet Money” Podcast “Episode 767: Georgetown, Louisiana, Part Two.” Listen to the podcast.

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