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The Resource Self-taught : African American education in slavery and freedom, Heather Andrea Williams, (electronic resource)

Self-taught : African American education in slavery and freedom, Heather Andrea Williams, (electronic resource)

Label
Self-taught : African American education in slavery and freedom
Title
Self-taught
Title remainder
African American education in slavery and freedom
Statement of responsibility
Heather Andrea Williams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this previously untold story of African American self-education, Heather Andrea Williams moves across time to examine African Americans' relationship to literacy during slavery, during the Civil War, and in the first decades of freedom. Self-Taught traces the historical antecedents to freedpeople's intense desire to become literate and demonstrates how the visions of enslaved African Americans emerged into plans and action once slavery ended."--Jacket
Member of
Awards note
Lillian Smith Book Award, 2006
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Heather Andrea
Dewey number
370/.89/96073075
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
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  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • Freedmen
  • Self-culture
  • Literacy
  • Education
  • Slavery
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • USA
Label
Self-taught : African American education in slavery and freedom, Heather Andrea Williams, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (Yale University)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-285) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
ocn793526642
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 304 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469604848
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793526642
Label
Self-taught : African American education in slavery and freedom, Heather Andrea Williams, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (Yale University)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-285) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
ocn793526642
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 304 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469604848
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793526642

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