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  • Thus in Thy good time may infinite reason turn the tangle straight, and these crooked marks on a fragile leaf be not indeed THE END.
    Afterthought (77% in)
  • Then, in two other chapters I have sketched in swift outline the two worlds within and without the Veil, and thus have come to the central problem of training men for life.
    Forethought (45% in)
  • A people thus handicapped ought not to be asked to race with the world, but rather allowed to give all its time and thought to its own social problems.
    Chapter 1 (70% in)
  • Thus the barriers were levelled and the deed was done.
    Chapter 2 (9% in)
  • It was a Pierce of Boston who pointed out the way, and thus became in a sense the founder of the Freedmen's Bureau.
    Chapter 2 (10% in)
  • The broader economic organization thus clearly demanded sprang up here and there as accident and local conditions determined.
    Chapter 2 (15% in)
  • The systems of control, thus started, rapidly grew, here and there, into strange little governments, like that of General Banks in Louisiana, with its ninety thousand black subjects, its fifty thousand guided laborers, and its annual budget of one hundred thousand dollars and more.
    Chapter 2 (16% in)
  • There were many limitations attached to the powers thus granted, and the organization was made permanent.
    Chapter 2 (28% in)
  • Thus did the United States government definitely assume charge of the emancipated Negro as the ward of the nation.
    Chapter 2 (31% in)
  • No sooner was the work thus started, and the general system and local organization in some measure begun, than two grave difficulties appeared which changed largely the theory and outcome of Bureau work.
    Chapter 2 (39% in)
  • Thus, after a year's work, vigorously as it was pushed, the problem looked even more difficult to grasp and solve than at the beginning.
    Chapter 2 (42% in)
  • The government of the unreconstructed South was thus put very largely in the hands of the Freedmen's Bureau, especially as in many cases the departmental military commander was now made also assistant commissioner.
    Chapter 2 (50% in)
  • It was thus that the Freedmen's Bureau became a full-fledged government of men.
    Chapter 2 (51% in)
  • Thus it is doubly difficult to write of this period calmly, so intense was the feeling, so mighty the human passions that swayed and blinded men.
    Chapter 2 (58% in)
  • In two years six million dollars was thus distributed to five thousand claimants, and in the end the sum exceeded eight million dollars.
    Chapter 2 (73% in)
  • Such was the dawn of Freedom; such was the work of the Freedmen's Bureau, which, summed up in brief, may be epitomized thus: for some fifteen million dollars, beside the sums spent before 1865, and the dole of benevolent societies, this Bureau set going a system of free labor, established a beginning of peasant proprietorship, secured the recognition of black freedmen before courts of law, and founded the free common school in the South.
    Chapter 2 (81% in)
  • The alternative thus offered the nation was not between full and restricted Negro suffrage; else every sensible man, black and white, would easily have chosen the latter.
    Chapter 2 (91% in)
  • Thus Negro suffrage ended a civil war by beginning a race feud.
    Chapter 2 (93% in)
  • And some felt gratitude toward the race thus sacrificed in its swaddling clothes on the altar of national integrity; and some felt and feel only indifference and contempt.
    Chapter 2 (93% in)
  • Now in the past the American Negro has had instructive experience in the choosing of group leaders, founding thus a peculiar dynasty which in the light of present conditions is worth while studying.
    Chapter 3 (28% in)
  • Thus, Forten and Purvis of Philadelphia, Shad of Wilmington, Du Bois of New Haven, Barbadoes of Boston, and others, strove singly and together as men, they said, not as slaves; as "people of color," not as "Negroes."
    Chapter 3 (39% in)
  • Thus, by national opinion, the Negroes began to recognize Mr. Washington's leadership; and the voice of criticism was hushed.
    Chapter 3 (48% in)
  • If history and reason give any distinct answer to these questions, it is an emphatic NO. And Mr. Washington thus faces the triple paradox of his career: 1.
    Chapter 3 (58% in)
  • In failing thus to state plainly and unequivocally the legitimate demands of their people, even at the cost of opposing an honored leader, the thinking classes of American Negroes would shirk a heavy responsibility,—a responsibility to themselves, a responsibility to the struggling masses, a responsibility to the darker races of men whose future depends so largely on this American experiment, but especially a responsibility to this nation,—this common Fatherland.
    Chapter 3 (75% in)
  • The gaunt farmer made me welcome, and Josie, hearing my errand, told me anxiously that they wanted a school over the hill; that but once since the war had a teacher been there; that she herself longed to learn,—and thus she ran on, talking fast and loud, with much earnestness and energy.
    Chapter 4 (12% in)
  • Thus sadly musing, I rode to Nashville in the Jim Crow car.
    Chapter 4 (**% in)
  • And all this is gained only by human strife and longing; by ceaseless training and education; by founding Right on righteousness and Truth on the unhampered search for Truth; by founding the common school on the university, and the industrial school on the common school; and weaving thus a system, not a distortion, and bringing a birth, not an abortion.
    Chapter 5 (97% in)
  • If, on the other hand, seized by the brutal afterthought, we debauch the race thus caught in our talons, selfishly sucking their blood and brains in the future as in the past, what shall save us from national decadence?
    Chapter 6 (9% in)
  • Thus it was no accident that gave birth to universities centuries before the common schools, that made fair Harvard the first flower of our wilderness.
    Chapter 6 (34% in)
  • Thus, then and now, there stand in the South two separate worlds; and separate not simply in the higher realms of social intercourse, but also in church and school, on railway and street-car, in hotels and theatres, in streets and city sections, in books and newspapers, in asylums and jails, in hospitals and graveyards.
    Chapter 6 (37% in)
  • It can thus be seen that the work of education in the South began with higher institutions of training, which threw off as their foliage common schools, and later industrial schools, and at the same time strove to shoot their roots ever deeper toward college and university training.
    Chapter 6 (45% in)
  • Not only is Georgia thus the geographical focus of our Negro population, but in many other respects, both now and yesterday, the Negro problems have seemed to be centered in this State.
    Chapter 7 (4% in)
  • Thus like a snake the black population writhed upward.
    Chapter 7 (8% in)
  • Thus Albany is a real capital,—a typical Southern county town, the centre of the life of ten thousand souls; their point of contact with the outer world, their centre of news and gossip, their market for buying and selling, borrowing and lending, their fountain of justice and law.
    Chapter 7 (19% in)
  • Thus the Negroes' ignorance of the labor-market outside his own vicinity is increased rather than diminished by the laws of nearly every Southern State.
    Chapter 8 (63% in)
  • Thus it is that in the country districts of the South, by written or unwritten law, peonage, hindrances to the migration of labor, and a system of white patronage exists over large areas.
    Chapter 8 (65% in)
  • Thus we have a laborer without capital and without wages, and an employer whose capital is largely his employees' wages.
    Chapter 8 (79% in)
  • Thus public opinion plays a large part, and the returns vary strangely from year to year.
    Chapter 8 (92% in)
  • And thus the land-owners, despite their marvellous efforts, are really a transient class, continually being depleted by those who fall back into the class of renters or metayers, and augmented by newcomers from the masses.
    Chapter 8 (93% in)
  • And for every land-owner who has thus hurried away from the narrow and hard conditions of country life, how many field-hands, how many tenants, how many ruined renters, have joined that long procession?
    Chapter 8 (99% in)
  • It would certainly be soothing if one could readily believe all this; and yet there are too many ugly facts for everything to be thus easily explained away.
    Chapter 9 (3% in)
  • It thus happens that in nearly every Southern town and city, both whites and blacks see commonly the worst of each other.
    Chapter 9 (14% in)
  • One can easily see how a person who saw slavery thus from his father's parlors, and sees freedom on the streets of a great city, fails to grasp or comprehend the whole of the new picture.
    Chapter 9 (15% in)
  • Thus it easily happened that more and more the better class of Negroes followed the advice from abroad and the pressure from home, and took no further interest in politics, leaving to the careless and the venal of their race the exercise of their rights as voters.
    Chapter 9 (44% in)
  • Thus grew up a double system of justice, which erred on the white side by undue leniency and the practical immunity of red-handed criminals, and erred on the black side by undue severity, injustice, and lack of discrimination.
    Chapter 9 (61% in)
  • Thus Negroes came to look upon courts as instruments of injustice and oppression, and upon those convicted in them as martyrs and victims.
    Chapter 9 (63% in)
  • What is thus true of all communities is peculiarly true of the South, where, outside of written history and outside of printed law, there has been going on for a generation as deep a storm and stress of human souls, as intense a ferment of feeling, as intricate a writhing of spirit, as ever a people experienced.
    Chapter 9 (73% in)
  • Those who have not thus witnessed the frenzy of a Negro revival in the untouched backwoods of the South can but dimly realize the religious feeling of the slave; as described, such scenes appear grotesque and funny, but as seen they are awful.
    Chapter 10 (7% in)
  • It is thus clear that the study of Negro religion is not only a vital part of the history of the Negro in America, but no uninteresting part of American history.
    Chapter 10 (21% in)
  • Thus one can see in the Negro church to-day, reproduced in microcosm, all the great world from which the Negro is cut off by color-prejudice and social condition.
    Chapter 10 (26% in)
  • Thus, as bard, physician, judge, and priest, within the narrow limits allowed by the slave system, rose the Negro preacher, and under him the first church was not at first by any means Christian nor definitely organized; rather it was an adaptation and mingling of heathen rites among the members of each plantation, and roughly designated as Voodooism.
    Chapter 10 (39% in)
  • For fifty years Negro religion thus transformed itself and identified itself with the dream of Abolition, until that which was a radical fad in the white North and an anarchistic plot in the white South had become a religion to the black world.
    Chapter 10 (67% in)
  • Thus, when Emancipation finally came, it seemed to the freedman a literal Coming of the Lord.
    Chapter 10 (67% in)
  • Thus we have two great and hardly reconcilable streams of thought and ethical strivings; the danger of the one lies in anarchy, that of the other in hypocrisy.
    Chapter 10 (79% in)
  • Between the two extreme types of ethical attitude which I have thus sought to make clear wavers the mass of the millions of Negroes, North and South; and their religious life and activity partake of this social conflict within their ranks.
    Chapter 10 (96% in)
  • And thus in the Land of the Color-line I saw, as it fell across my baby, the shadow of the Veil.
    Chapter 11 (22% in)
  • All that day and all that night there sat an awful gladness in my heart,—nay, blame me not if I see the world thus darkly through the Veil,—and my soul whispers ever to me saying, "Not dead, not dead, but escaped; not bond, but free."
    Chapter 11 (78% in)
  • Thus the temptation of Hate grew and shadowed the growing child,—gliding stealthily into his laughter, fading into his play, and seizing his dreams by day and night with rough, rude turbulence.
    Chapter 12 (14% in)
  • Thus in the far-away Southern village the world lay waiting, half consciously, the coming of two young men, and dreamed in an inarticulate way of new things that would be done and new thoughts that all would think.
    Chapter 13 (15% in)
  • Thus he grew in body and soul, and with him his clothes seemed to grow and arrange themselves; coat sleeves got longer, cuffs appeared, and collars got less soiled.
    Chapter 13 (25% in)
  • Thus he passed out of the preparatory school into college, and we who watched him felt four more years of change, which almost transformed the tall, grave man who bowed to us commencement morning.
    Chapter 13 (26% in)
  • My grandfather's grandmother was seized by an evil Dutch trader two centuries ago; and coming to the valleys of the Hudson and Housatonic, black, little, and lithe, she shivered and shrank in the harsh north winds, looked longingly at the hills, and often crooned a heathen melody to the child between her knees, thus: Do ba-na co-ba, ge-ne me, ge-ne me!
    Chapter 14 (32% in)
  • My children, my little children, are singing to the sunshine, and thus they sing: Let us cheer the wea-ry trav-el-ler, Cheer the wea-ry trav-el-ler, Let us cheer the wea-ry trav-el-ler A-long the heav-en-ly way.
    Chapter 14 (99% in)

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