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The Resource The forbidden schoolhouse : the true and dramatic story of Prudence Crandall and her students., Suzanne Jurmain

The forbidden schoolhouse : the true and dramatic story of Prudence Crandall and her students., Suzanne Jurmain

Label
The forbidden schoolhouse : the true and dramatic story of Prudence Crandall and her students.
Title
The forbidden schoolhouse
Title remainder
the true and dramatic story of Prudence Crandall and her students.
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Jurmain
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • They threw rocks and rotten eggs at the school windows. Villagers refused to sell Miss Crandall groceries or let her students attend the town church. Mysteriously, her schoolhouse was set on fire-by whom and how remains a mystery. The town authorities dragged her to jail and put her on trial for breaking the law. Her crime? Trying to teach African American girls geography, history, reading, philosophy, and chemistry. Trying to open and maintain one of the first African American schools in America. Exciting and eye-opening, this account of the heroine of Canterbury, Connecticut, and her elegant white schoolhouse at the center of town will give readers a glimpse of what it is like to try to change the world when few agree with you. (Publisher description)
  • "They threw rocks and rotten eggs at the school windows. Villagers refused to sell Miss Crandall groceries or let her students attend the town church. Mysteriously, her schoolhouse was set on fire--by whom and how remains a mystery. The town authorities dragged her to jail and put her on trial for breaking the law. Her crime? Trying to teach African American girls geography, history, reading, philosophy, and chemistry. Trying to open and maintain one of the first African American schools in America. Exciting and eye-opening, this account of the heroine of Canterbury, Connecticut, and her elegant white schoolhouse at the center of town will give readers a glimpse of what it is like to try to change the world when few agree with you."--Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jurmain, Suzanne
Dewey number
  • 370/.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LA2317.C73
LC item number
J87 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • Women educators
  • Crandall, Prudence
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The forbidden schoolhouse : the true and dramatic story of Prudence Crandall and her students., Suzanne Jurmain
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [138-144) 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
Little more learning -- School may sink -- Six scholars -- Moses had a black wife -- Will not you...be my attorney? -- Man of Canterbury....Hear me! -- Miss Crandall has commenced her school -- Unjust...and disgraceful -- Savage barbarity -- Under attack -- Miss Crandall on trial -- More Trouble -- Fire! -- Choicest blessing -- For sale -- Deep convictions of right -- Epilogue -- Appendix -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
56941929
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
150 pages
Isbn
9780618473021
Lccn
2004026554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780618473021
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The forbidden schoolhouse : the true and dramatic story of Prudence Crandall and her students., Suzanne Jurmain
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [138-144) 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
Little more learning -- School may sink -- Six scholars -- Moses had a black wife -- Will not you...be my attorney? -- Man of Canterbury....Hear me! -- Miss Crandall has commenced her school -- Unjust...and disgraceful -- Savage barbarity -- Under attack -- Miss Crandall on trial -- More Trouble -- Fire! -- Choicest blessing -- For sale -- Deep convictions of right -- Epilogue -- Appendix -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
56941929
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
150 pages
Isbn
9780618473021
Lccn
2004026554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780618473021
Other physical details
illustrations

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