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