Mitchell, Mary Niall.

Raising Freedom's Child : Black Children and Visions of the Future after Slavery - New York : NYU Press, 2008. - 1 online resource (336 p.) - eBooks on Demand American History and Culture . - American History and Culture .

Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction Portrait of Isaac and Rosa; 1 Emigration A Good and Delicious Country; 2 Reading Race Rosebloom and Pure White,Or So It Seemed; 3 Civilizing Missions Miss Harriet W. Murray,Elsie, and Puss; 4 Labor Tillie Bell's Song; 5 Schooling We Ought to Be One People; Conclusion Some Mighty Morning; Notes; Index; About the Author

The end of slavery in the United States inspired conflicting visions of the future for all Americans in the nineteenth century, black and white, slave and free. The black child became a figure upon which people projected their hopes and fears about slavery's abolition. As a member of the first generation of African Americans raised in freedom, the black child-freedom's child-offered up the possibility that blacks might soon enjoy the same privileges as whites: landownership, equality, autonomy. Yet for most white southerners, this vision was unwelcome, even frightening. Many northerners, too,

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African American children -- History -- 19th century.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States.


Electronic books.

E185.86 .M57 2008

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