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


Sick From Freedom

Sick From Freedom

Bondspeople who fled from slavery during and after the Civil War did not expect that their flight toward freedom would lead to sickness, disease, suffering, and death. But the war produced the largest biological crisis of the nineteenth century, and as historian Jim Downs reveals in this groundbreaking volume, it had deadly consequences for hundreds of thousands of freed people. In Sick from Freedom, Downs recovers the untold story of one of the bitterest ironies in American history--that the emancipation of the slaves, seen as one of the great turning points in U.S. history, had devastating consequences for innumerable freed people. Drawing on massive new research into the records of the Medical Division of the Freedmen's Bureau-a nascent national health system that cared for more than one million freed slaves-he shows how the collapse of the plantation economy released a plague of lethal diseases. With emancipation, African Americans seized the chance to move, migrating as never before. But in their journey to freedom, they also encountered yellow fever, smallpox, cholera, dysentery, malnutrition, and exposure. To address this crisis, the Medical Division hired more than 120 physicians, establishing some forty underfinanced and understaffed hospitals scattered throughout the South, largely in response to medical emergencies. Downs shows that the goal of the Medical Division was to promote a healthy workforce, an aim which often excluded a wide range of freedpeople, including women, the elderly, the physically disabled, and children. Downs concludes by tracing how the Reconstruction policy was then implemented in the American West, where it was disastrously applied to Native Americans. The widespread medical calamity sparked by emancipation is an overlooked episode of the Civil War and its aftermath, poignantly revealed in Sick from Freedom.

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Genre : History
Author : Jim Downs
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2012-05-01
Total Pages : 280 Pages
ISBN : 9780199911547


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


Arthur S Home Magazine

Arthur S Home Magazine

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Release : 1871
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015074636096


The North Carolina Historical Review

The North Carolina Historical Review

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


The Freed Man

The Freed Man

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Author : British and foreign freed-men's aid society
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Release : 1866
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : OXFORD:590118253


The Common School And The Negro American

The Common School And The Negro American

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Genre : African Americans
Author : William Edward Burghardt Du Bois
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Release : 1911
Total Pages : 140 Pages
ISBN : UVA:X000712834


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


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