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ERIC Number: EJ763853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0030-9230
Remapping Racial Boundaries: Teachers as Border Police and Boundary Transgressors in Post-Emancipation Black Education, USA, 1861-1876
Butchart, Ronald E.
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v43 n1 p61-78 Feb 2007
Access to education formed a substantial boundary in the slave-holding South prior to the American Civil War (1861-1865). After emancipation, African-Americans demanded full access to formal schooling as one symbol of their freedom, seeking thereby to redraw the region's social map. Three groups of teachers in the freed people's schools participated in that historic process of redrawing social boundaries: southern white teachers, northern white teachers and black teachers from both the North and the South. In the process of teaching in the new black schools, each group was crossing racial and social boundaries. Further, each group was mediating the freed people's educational designs, struggling to establish and police educational boundaries that, in many cases, did not push as deeply into traditional territory as the freed people intended. (Contains 58 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States