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The Resource Word by word : emancipation and the act of writing, Christopher Hager

Word by word : emancipation and the act of writing, Christopher Hager

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Word by word : emancipation and the act of writing
Title
Word by word
Title remainder
emancipation and the act of writing
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Hager
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the cruelest abuses of slavery in America was that slaves were forbidden to read and write. Consigned to illiteracy, they left no records of their thoughts and feelings apart from the few exceptional narratives of Frederick Douglass and others who escaped to the North-or so we have long believed. But as Christopher Hager reveals, a few enslaved African Americans managed to become literate in spite of all prohibitions, and during the halting years of emancipation thousands more seized the chance to learn. The letters and diaries of these novice writers, unpolished and hesitant yet rich with voice, show ordinary black men and women across the South using pen and paper to make sense of their experiences"--
Summary
This study invites inquiry into the profound mysteries of how literacy functions for individuals and for society--the transformative power of the inner experience, the significance of the context in which reading and writing occur. Hager (English and American studies, Trinity College) has brought together writings by slaves and former slaves after Emancipation--writings remarkable in that they exist at all, given that slaves were forbidden to read and write, and remarkable, also, for what they express and what they reveal about literacy itself. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Writing style
Assigning source
Book jacket
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10170026
Cataloging source
DLC
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1974-
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Hager, Christopher
Dewey number
810.9/896073075
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
H17 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • American literature
  • Authors, American
  • American literature
  • African Americans
  • African American authors
  • African Americans
  • Literature and society
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in literature
  • Slaves
Target audience
adult
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emancipation and the act of writing
Label
Word by word : emancipation and the act of writing, Christopher Hager
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Black Literacy in the White Mind -- The Private Life of the Literate Slave -- Writing a Life in Slavery and Freedom -- The Written We -- Petition and Protest in the Occupied South -- Black Ink, White Pages
Control code
20064287
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780674059863
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012016934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn792886753
  • (OCoLC)792886753
Label
Word by word : emancipation and the act of writing, Christopher Hager
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Black Literacy in the White Mind -- The Private Life of the Literate Slave -- Writing a Life in Slavery and Freedom -- The Written We -- Petition and Protest in the Occupied South -- Black Ink, White Pages
Control code
20064287
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780674059863
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012016934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn792886753
  • (OCoLC)792886753

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