His Truth is Marching On: African Americans Who Taught the Freedmen for the American Missionary Association, 1861-1877, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

His Truth is Marching On

African Americans Who Taught the Freedmen for the American Missionary Association, 1861-1877, 1st Edition

By Clara Merritt DeBoer


420 pages

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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

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Education 1800-1926

This set of 14 volumes, originally published between 1932 and 1995, amalgamates several topics on the history of education between the years 1800 and 1926, including women and education, education and the working-class, and the history of universities in the United Kingdom. This set also includes titles that focus on key figures in education, such as Samuel Wilderspin, Georg Kerschensteiner and Edward Thring. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject and will be of particular interest to students of history, education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / African American