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Schooling citizens: The struggle for African American education in antebellum America

Schooling Citizens

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

University of Chicago Press, Chicago Ill., p.274 (2009)

Call Number:

Cubb LC2741 .M688 2009

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8383246

Keywords:

African Americans--Education, Discrimination in education--United States, Educational equalization--United States, Racism--United States--History--19th century

Notes:

"In Schooling Citizens Hilary Moss makes a splendid contribution to the history of race relations in the antebellum period. Case studies of episodes in New Haven, Baltimore, and Boston illuminate crucial relationships between schooling, citizenship, and race. The cases require careful analysis because they defy easy generalizations about the legacy of slavery or regional differences. The result is a nuanced view of the attitudes that swirled around white opposition to black education in these years; what conditions, in contrast, fostered black education; and what was at stake for African Americans. The case-study approach lends itself to a wedding of intellectual history with turbulent social confrontation and thus animates this important study." -- Carl Kaestle, Brown University