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The Freedman's Spelling-Book

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Title

The Freedman's Spelling-Book

Subject

African Americans, education

Description

In 1865-1866 the American Tract Society printed several textbooks, including The Freedman's Spelling-Book, for use by freedpeople. In addition to teaching literacy, the spelling book illustrated words "in connection with important practical subjects; as occupations, domestic life, civil institutions, morals, education, and natural science" with the intent of providing "practical information . . . of great value to the freedmen in the new condition into which Providence has raised them." A reprint of this volume is found in Freedmen's Schools and Textbooks, published in 1980.

Creator

American Tract Society

Source

Freedmen's Schools and Textbooks: An AMS Reprint Series, ed. and intro. Robert C. Morris (New York: AMS Press, 1980).

Publisher

Boston, Mass.: American Tract Society

Date

1865-1866

Contributor

Library of Virginia

Rights

CC BY-SA

Format

JPG

Type

Book

Identifier

14_1272_001, 14_1272_003

Coverage

United States