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Author Butchart, Ronald E.

Title Schooling the freed people : teaching, learning, and the struggle for Black freedom, 1861-1876 / Ronald E. Butchart
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 314 pages) : illustrations
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Contents 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
Summary Butchart combed the archives of all of the freedmen's aid organizations as well as the archives of every southern state to compile a vast database of over 11,600 individuals who taught in southern black schools between 1861 and 1876. He reaches some surprising conclusions: one-third of the teachers were African Americans; black teachers taught longer than white teachers; half of the teachers were southerners; and even the northern teachers were more diverse than previously imagined. His evidence demonstrates that evangelicalism contributed much less than previously believed to white teachers'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-300) and index
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Subject African American teachers -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Education -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Freedmen -- Education -- Southern States.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010011936
ISBN 0807899348 (electronic bk.)
1469604930 (electronic bk.)
9780807899342 (electronic bk.)
9781469604930 (electronic bk.)