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Self-Taught: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom

Heather Andrea Williams
Format
Book
Published
Chapel Hill ; London : University of North Carolina Press, c2005.
Language
English
Series
John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture
ISBN
080782920X (alk. paper)
Contents
  • In secret places : acquiring literacy in slave communities
  • A coveted possession : literacy in the first days of freedom
  • The men are actually clamoring for books : African American soldiers and the educational mission
  • We must get education for ourselves and our children : advocacy for education
  • We are striving to do buisness on our own hook : organizing schools on the ground
  • We are laboring under many difficulties : African American teachers in freedpeople's schools
  • A long and tedious road to travel for knowledge : textbooks and freedpeople's schools
  • If anybody wants an education, it is me : students in freedpeople's schools
  • First movings of the waters : the creation of common school systems for Black and White students
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix : African Americans, literacy, and the law in the antebellum South.
Description
xiii, 304 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes
  • Based on the author's dissertation (Yale University).
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-285) and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: LC2802 .S9 W55 2006: Second printing, 2006. Original black cloth; dust jacket. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2007/2008.
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