1st Edition

His Truth is Marching On
African Americans Who Taught the Freedmen for the American Missionary Association, 1861-1877

ISBN 9781138222212
Published April 8, 2018 by Routledge
424 Pages

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Book Description

This title, first published in 1995, explores the history of the American Missionary Association (AMA) – an abolitionist group founded in New York in 1846, whose primary focus was to abolish slavery, to promote racial equality and Christian values and to educate African Americans. This title will be of interest to students of history and education.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations;  Preface;  Acknowledgements;  Libraries and Archives Visited;  List of Abbreviations;  Part One: Civil War Years;  1. Overview of AMA Work during the Civil War  2. Teachers in Virginia  3. Teachers Elsewhere in the South;  Part Two: During Reconstruction;  4. Overview of AMA Work during Reconstruction  5. The Reaction of the South  6. African Americans in the Administration of the AMA  7. African Americans and the AMA Colleges  8. African Americans and AMA High and Normal Schools  9. African Americans and the AMA Common Schools  10. The Jubilee Singers and other African Americans;  Part Three: The Religious Environment;  11. Catos and Congregationalists  12. Religious Education of the Freedman  13. The AMA and Black Religious Groups;  Part Four: Conclusions;  14. Prejudice and Paternalism: White and Black in the AMA;  Bibliography;  Index

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