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The Resource From Cotton Field to Schoolhouse: : African American Education in Mississippi, 1862-1875, Christopher M. Span

From Cotton Field to Schoolhouse: : African American Education in Mississippi, 1862-1875, Christopher M. Span

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From Cotton Field to Schoolhouse: : African American Education in Mississippi, 1862-1875
Title
From Cotton Field to Schoolhouse:
Title remainder
African American Education in Mississippi, 1862-1875
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Christopher M. Span
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Language
eng
Summary
In the years immediately following the Civil War--the formative years for an emerging society of freed African Americans in Mississippi--there was much debate over the general purpose of black schools and who would control them. From Cotton Field to Schoolhouse is the first comprehensive examination of Mississippi's politics and policies of postwar racial education. The primary debate centered on whether schools for African Americans (mostly freedpeople) should seek to develop blacks as citizens, train them to be free but subordinate laborers, or produce some other outcome. African Americans envisioned schools established by and for themselves as a primary means of achieving independence, equality, political empowerment, and some degree of social and economic mobility--in essence, full citizenship. Most northerners assisting freedpeople regarded such expectations as unrealistic and expected African Americans to labor under contract for those who had previously enslaved them and their families. Meanwhile, many white Mississippians objected to any educational opportunities for the former slaves. Christopher Span finds that newly freed slaves made heroic efforts to participate in their own education, but too often the schooling was used to control and redirect the aspirations of the newly freed
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Span, Christopher M
Dewey number
  • 371.8
  • 371.829
  • 371.829/96073076209034
  • 371.829960730762
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • African Americans
  • Freedmen
  • Education
  • Education and state
  • Mississippi
  • Mississippi
Target audience
adult
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From Cotton Field to Schoolhouse: : African American Education in Mississippi, 1862-1875, Christopher M. Span
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT11718487
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781469601335
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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c
Publisher number
MWT11718487
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remote
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11718487
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
From Cotton Field to Schoolhouse: : African American Education in Mississippi, 1862-1875, Christopher M. Span
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11718487
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469601335
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11718487
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11718487
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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