Raising Freedom's Child : Black Children and Visions of the Future after Slavery

By: Mitchell, Mary NiallMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandAmerican History and Culture: Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2008Description: 1 online resource (336 p.)ISBN: 9780814764428Subject(s): African American children -- History -- 19th century | Slaves -- Emancipation -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Raising Freedom's Child : Black Children and Visions of the Future after SlaveryDDC classification: 371.829/96073075 LOC classification: E185.86 .M57 2008Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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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
Summary: 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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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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MitchellMary Niall:

Mary Niall Mitchell is Associate Professor of History at the University of New Orleans.

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