1 Then the character of the farms begins to change.
2 Both must change, or neither can improve to any great extent.
3 The change from cropper to tenant was accomplished by fixing the rent.
4 The first rude change in this life was the slave ship and the West Indian sugar-fields.
5 They both act as reciprocal cause and effect, and a change in neither alone will bring the desired effect.
6 With the beginning of the abolition movement and the gradual growth of a class of free Negroes came a change.
7 And with all this change, so curiously parallel to that of the Other-world, goes too the same inevitable change in ideals.
8 The things evidently borrowed from the surrounding world undergo characteristic change when they enter the mouth of the slave.
9 But a change is coming, and slowly but surely even here the agricultural laborers are drifting to town and leaving the broad acres behind.
10 There seemed really no time for hesitation, so he drew it bravely out, passed it to the busy clerk, and received simply a ticket but no change.
11 Brother Dennis, the carpenter, built a new house with six rooms; Josie toiled a year in Nashville, and brought back ninety dollars to furnish the house and change it to a home.
12 But the same system has in other cases resulted in the refusal of whole communities to recognize the right of a Negro to change his habitation and to be master of his own fortunes.
13 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.
14 Purely secular songs are few in number, partly because many of them were turned into hymns by a change of words, partly because the frolics were seldom heard by the stranger, and the music less often caught.
15 In the midst, then, of the larger problem of Negro education sprang up the more practical question of work, the inevitable economic quandary that faces a people in the transition from slavery to freedom, and especially those who make that change amid hate and prejudice, lawlessness and ruthless competition.
16 The free Negroes of the North, inspired by the mulatto immigrants from the West Indies, began to change the basis of their demands; they recognized the slavery of slaves, but insisted that they themselves were freemen, and sought assimilation and amalgamation with the nation on the same terms with other men.
17 This is a vast change from the situation in the past, when, through the close contact of master and house-servant in the patriarchal big house, one found the best of both races in close contact and sympathy, while at the same time the squalor and dull round of toil among the field-hands was removed from the sight and hearing of the family.
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