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Contains the keyword Freedmen--Mississippi--History

Span CM. From cotton field to schoolhouse : African American education in Mississippi, 1862-1875. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press; 2009.

"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."