Schooling The Freed People

Schooling The Freed People

Schooling The Freed People

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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Genre : Social Science
Author : Ronald E. Butchart
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release : 2010-09-27
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 0807899348


Recovering The Piedmont Past

Recovering The Piedmont Past

The history of South Carolina’s lowcountry has been well documented by historians, but the upcountry—the region of the state north and west of Columbia and the geologic fall line—has only recently begun to receive extensive scholarly attention. The essays in this collection provide a window into the social and cultural life of the upstate during the nineteenth century. The contributors explore topics ranging from the history of education in the region to the pugnacity of the Scots-Irish, from post–Civil War occupation by Union troops to upcountry tourism, from the Freedman’s Bureau’s efforts to educate African Americans to the complex dynamics of lynch mobs in the late nineteenth century. Recovering the Piedmont Past illustrates larger trends of social transformation occurring in the region at a time that shaped religion, education, race relations and the economy well into the twentieth century. The essays add depth and complexity to our understanding of nineteenth century southern history and challenge accepted narratives about a homogeneous South. Ultimately each of the eight essays explores little known facets of the history of upcountry South Carolina in the nineteenth century. The collection includes a foreword by Orville Vernon Burton, professor of history and director of the Cyberinstitute at Clemson University.

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Genre : History
Author : Timothy P. Grady
Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
Release : 2013-10-01
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781611172546


The Education Of Blacks In The South 1860 1935

The Education Of Blacks In The South 1860 1935

James Anderson critically reinterprets the history of southern black education from Reconstruction to the Great Depression. By placing black schooling within a political, cultural, and economic context, he offers fresh insights into black commitment to education, the peculiar significance of Tuskegee Institute, and the conflicting goals of various philanthropic groups, among other matters. Initially, ex-slaves attempted to create an educational system that would support and extend their emancipation, but their children were pushed into a system of industrial education that presupposed black political and economic subordination. This conception of education and social order--supported by northern industrial philanthropists, some black educators, and most southern school officials--conflicted with the aspirations of ex-slaves and their descendants, resulting at the turn of the century in a bitter national debate over the purposes of black education. Because blacks lacked economic and political power, white elites were able to control the structure and content of black elementary, secondary, normal, and college education during the first third of the twentieth century. Nonetheless, blacks persisted in their struggle to develop an educational system in accordance with their own needs and desires.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : James D. Anderson
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release : 2010-01-27
Total Pages : 381 Pages
ISBN : 9780807898888


Report Of The Services Rendered By The Freed People To The United States Army

Report Of The Services Rendered By The Freed People To The United States Army

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Genre : African Americans
Author : Vincent Colyer
Publisher :
Release : 1864
Total Pages : 63 Pages
ISBN : MINN:31951001789661R


The Book Of Lost Friends

The Book Of Lost Friends

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a dramatic historical novel of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives. “An absorbing historical . . . enthralling.”—Library Journal Bestselling author Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual “Lost Friends” advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as newly freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold away. Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous era of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Hannie, a freed slave; Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now destitute plantation; and Juneau Jane, Lavinia’s Creole half sister. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following roads rife with vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of stolen inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and siblings before slavery’s end, the pilgrimage west reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope. Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt—until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, is suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lie the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Lisa Wingate
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2020-04-07
Total Pages : 416 Pages
ISBN : 9781984819895


Up From Slavery

Up From Slavery

Deals partly with the establishment of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute.

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Genre : African Americans
Author : Booker T. Washington
Publisher : Doubleday, Page & Company
Release : 1907
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : HARVARD:32044026013995


The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this #1 New York Times bestseller chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. The basis for the acclaimed original Amazon Prime Video series directed by Barry Jenkins. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood—where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him. In Colson Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering, like Gulliver, strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the terrors of the antebellum era, he weaves in the saga of our nation, from the brutal abduction of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman's will to escape the horrors of bondage—and a powerful meditation on the history we all share. Look for Colson Whitehead’s bestselling new novel, Harlem Shuffle!

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Colson Whitehead
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2018-01-30
Total Pages : 338 Pages
ISBN : 9780345804327


Semi Annual Report On Schools For Freedmen

Semi Annual Report On Schools For Freedmen

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Genre : African Americans
Author : United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands
Publisher :
Release : 1867
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : PRNC:32101067479475


Dumbing Us Down

Dumbing Us Down

With over 70,000 copies of the first edition in print, this radical treatise on public education has been a New Society Publishers’ bestseller for 10 years! Thirty years in New York City’s public schools led John Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders like cogs in an industrial machine. This second edition describes the wide-spread impact of the book and Gatto’s "guerrilla teaching." John Gatto has been a teacher for 30 years and is a recipient of the New York State Teacher of the Year award. His other titles include A Different Kind of Teacher (Berkeley Hills Books, 2001) and The Underground History of American Education (Oxford Village Press, 2000).

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Genre : Education
Author : John Taylor Gatto
Publisher : New Society Publishers
Release : 2002-02-01
Total Pages : 70 Pages
ISBN : 9781550923018


The North Carolina Historical Review

The North Carolina Historical Review

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Genre : North Carolina
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 2011
Total Pages : 530 Pages
ISBN : UCSD:31822039142500