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

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

by Jacqueline Jones

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Overview

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 Jones's 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 freedmen's 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820323831
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 01/05/2004
Series: Brown Thrasher Books Series
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 940,693
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

JACQUELINE JONES is Truman Professor of American Civilization at Brandeis University. She is the author of Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work and the Family from Slavery to the Present, which won the 1986 Bancroft Prize, and The Dispossessed: America's Underclasses from the Civil War to the Present.

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