9780226102986-022610298X-Schooling Citizens: The Struggle for African American Education in Antebellum America

Schooling Citizens: The Struggle for African American Education in Antebellum America

ISBN-13: 9780226102986
ISBN-10: 022610298X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Moss, Hilary J.
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 290 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226102986
ISBN-10: 022610298X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Moss, Hilary J.
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 290 pages

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Acknowledged authors Moss, Hilary J. wrote Schooling Citizens: The Struggle for African American Education in Antebellum America comprising 290 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 022610298X and 9780226102986. Since then Schooling Citizens: The Struggle for African American Education in Antebellum America textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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While white residents of antebellum Boston and New Haven forcefully opposed the education of black residents, their counterparts in slaveholding Baltimore did little to resist the establishment of African American schools. Such discrepancies, Hilary Moss argues, suggest that white opposition to black education was not a foregone conclusion. Through the comparative lenses of these three cities, she shows why opposition erupted where it did across the United States during the same period that gave rise to public education.

As common schooling emerged in the 1830s, providing white children of all classes and ethnicities with the opportunity to become full-fledged citizens, it redefined citizenship as synonymous with whiteness. This link between school and American identity, Moss argues, increased white hostility to black education at the same time that it spurred African Americans to demand public schooling as a means of securing status as full and equal members of society. Shedding new light on the efforts of black Americans to learn independently in the face of white attempts to withhold opportunity, Schooling Citizens narrates a previously untold chapter in the thorny history of America’s educational inequality.

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