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From Cotton Field to Schoolhouse : African American Education in Mississippi, 1862-1875

Author: Christopher M Span
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2009.
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In the years immediately following the Civil War, debates over the general purpose of schools for African Americans (mostly freedpeople) centered on whether the schools should seek to develop blacks as citizens, train them to be free but subordinate laborers, or produce some other outcome. This book is the first comprehensive examination of Mississippi's politics and policies of postwar racial education. Span finds  Read more...
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Span, Christopher M.
From Cotton Field to Schoolhouse : African American Education in Mississippi, 1862-1875.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher M Span
ISBN: 9781469601335 1469601338 9781469619712 1469619717
OCLC Number: 782880172
Description: 1 online resource (269 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART ONE: 1862-1870; 1 LIBERATION THROUGH LITERACY; 2 EDUCATED LABOR; 3 EDUCATION FOR SERVITUDE; PART TWO: 1870-1875; 4 UNIVERSAL SCHOOLING; 5 PUBLIC SCHOOLS, 1871-1875; Epilogue; APPENDIX: KNOWN AFRICAN AMERICAN POLITICIANS AND LEGISLATIORS IN MISSISSIPPI DURING RECONSTRUCTION, 1870 -1875; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
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An examination of Mississippi's politics and policies of postwar racial education. It finds that newly freed slaves made heroic efforts to participate in their own education, but too often the  Read more...

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