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Author Williams, Heather Andrea.

Title Self-taught [electronic resource] : African American education in slavery and freedom / Heather Andrea Williams.

Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xiii, 304 p.
Series The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Note Based on the author's dissertation (Yale University).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-285) and index.
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 business 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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject African Americans -- Education -- Southern States -- History.
Slaves -- Education -- Southern States -- History.
Freedmen -- Education -- Southern States -- History.
Self-culture -- Southern States -- History.
Literacy -- Southern States -- History.
Education -- Social aspects -- Southern States -- History.
Slavery -- Southern States -- History.
Southern States -- Race relations.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 080782920X (alk. paper)

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