Self-Taught African American Education in Slavery and Freedom

ISBN-10: 0807858218
ISBN-13: 9780807858219
Edition: 2007
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Description: In this previously untold story of African American self-education, Heather Andrea Williams moves across time to examine African Americans' relationship to literacy during slavery, during the Civil War, and in the first decades of freedom.Self-Taught

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List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 2/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

In this previously untold story of African American self-education, Heather Andrea Williams moves across time to examine African Americans' relationship to literacy during slavery, during the Civil War, and in the first decades of freedom.Self-Taught

Self-Taught: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom by Heather
The University of North Carolina Press Chapel Hill and London [copyright] � 2004
The University of North Carolina Press
All rights reserved Manufactured in the United States of America
The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources
Parts of this book have been reprinted with permission in revised form from the following works:
Southern Manhood: Perspectives on Masculinity in the Old South, edited Craig Thompson Friend Lorri Glover (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2004); and "'Clothing
Themselves in Intelligence':
The Freedpeople, Schooling, and Northern Teachers, 1861-1871
" Journal of African American History 87 (Fall 2002): Acknowledgments
Introduction
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 Dwo 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
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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