As in: “Decrying Radical Reconstruction as a mistake, [Booker T.] Washington urged blacks to eschew politics, avoid ‘rights’ agitation and devote their energies to practical education, moral improvement, and the acquisition of property” (Fairclough, 2009, p. x).
Fairclough, A. (2009). Foreword. In K. Verney & L. Sartain (Eds.), Long is the way and hard: one hundred years of the NAACP (pp. vii-xxviii). Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press.
- For definitions of Eschew, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
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