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

Self-taught : African American education in slavery and freedom, Heather Andrea Williams

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
Genre
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."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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
LC call number
LC2802.S9
LC item number
W55 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • Freedmen
  • Self-culture
  • Literacy
  • Education
  • Slavery
  • Southern States
  • Negers
  • Slaven (arbeid)
  • Vrijgelaten slaven
  • Zelfstudie
  • Alfabetisme
  • Freigelassener
  • Bildung
  • Autodidakt
  • Selbsterziehung
  • Sklaverei
  • Sklave
Label
Self-taught : African American education in slavery and freedom, Heather Andrea Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the author's dissertation (Yale University)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
56794658
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780807829202
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004022755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Gift purchased by the UMKC Friends of the Library.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)56794658
Label
Self-taught : African American education in slavery and freedom, Heather Andrea Williams
Publication
Note
Based on the author's dissertation (Yale University)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
56794658
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780807829202
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004022755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Gift purchased by the UMKC Friends of the Library.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)56794658

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