Schooling the freed people : teaching, learning, and the struggle for black freedom, 1861-1876
- Butchart, Ronald E.
- Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina, c2010.
- Physical description
- xxii, 314 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
LC2802 .S9 B874 2010
- Unknown LC2802 .S9 B874 2010
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -300) and index.
- At the dawn of freedom
- To serve my own people: black teachers in the Southern black schools
- It will result in a better understanding of their duties: Southern white teachers and the limits of emancipation
- A desire to labor in the missionary cause: Northern white teachers and the ambiguities of emancipation
- You will, of course, wish to know all about our school: learning and teaching in the freed people's schools
- Race, reconstruction, and redemption: the fate of emancipation and education, 1861-1876
- Appendix A: teachers in the freed people's schools, 1861-1876
- Appendix B: estimating the number of black and southern white teachers, 1869-1876.
- Publisher's Summary
- Conventional wisdom holds that freedmen's education was largely the work of privileged, single white northern women motivated by evangelical beliefs and abolitionism. Backed by pathbreaking research, Ronald E. Butchart's "Schooling the Freed People" shatters this notion. The most comprehensive quantitative study of the origins of black education in freedom ever undertaken, this definitive book on freedmen's teachers in the South is an outstanding contribution to social history and our understanding of African American education.
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- Publication date
- Ronald E. Butchart.
- 9780807834206 (cloth : alk. paper)
- 0807834203 (cloth : alk. paper)
- 9781469607290 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 1469607298 (pbk. : alk. paper)