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Soldiers of Light and Love: Northern Teachers and Georgia Blacks, 1865-1873 Jacqueline A. Jones

Soldiers of Light and Love: Northern Teachers and Georgia Blacks, 1865-1873

Jacqueline A. Jones

Published April 1st 1992
ISBN : 9780820314426
Paperback
273 pages
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Soldiers of Light and Love is an acclaimed study of the reform-minded northerners who taught freed slaves in the war-torn Reconstruction South. Jacqueline Joness book, first published in 1980, focuses on the nearly three hundred women who served inMoreSoldiers of Light and Love is an acclaimed study of the reform-minded northerners who taught freed slaves in the war-torn Reconstruction South. Jacqueline Joness book, first published in 1980, focuses on the nearly three hundred women who served in Georgia in the chaotic decade following the Civil War. Commissioned by the American Missionary Association and other freedmens aid societies, these middle-class New Englanders saw themselves as the postbellum, evangelical heirs of the abolitionist cause.Specific in compass, but wide-ranging in significance, Soldiers of Light and Love illuminates the complexity of class, race, and gender issues in early Victorian America.