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Williams, Heather Andrea
Self-taught : African American education in slavery and freedom / Heather Andrea Williams
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2005
book jacket
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 4th Floor  LC2802.S9 W55 2005    DUE 01-15-15
 CEHHS Curriculum Knowledge Center, Rm 265  CL 370.89 WIL    AVAILABLE
 CEHHS Curriculum Knowledge Center, Rm 265  CL 370.89 WIL c.2  AVAILABLE
 CEHHS Curriculum Knowledge Center, Rm 265  CL 370.89 WIL c.3  AVAILABLE
Subject(s) 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
Subject Southern States -- Race relations
Physical Description xiii, 304 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Based on the author's dissertation (Yale University)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-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
Series CEHHS Curriculum Knowledge Center
The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture

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