Schooling the Freed People by Ronald Butchart
Teaching, Learning, and the Struggle for Black Freedom, 1861-1876

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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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Ronald E. Butchart is professor of history and education and affiliate faculty in the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Georgia. He is a leading authority on the history of African American education.
Published September 27, 2010 by The University of North Carolina Press. 336 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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