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Susan Strane

A Whole-Souled Woman: Prudence Crandall and the Education of Black Women

A Whole-Souled Woman: Prudence Crandall and the Education of Black Women

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In 1833, in Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall, a white, Quaker-bred schoolmistress, opened the first private boarding school for black girls in New England. The village was outraged and tried to discourage Crandall with threats, boycotts, and vandalism. When these methods failed, the village elders persuaded the state legislature to pass the "Black Law," which made it a crime for blacks who were not residents of Connecticut to go to school there. Liable as the students' teacher, Crandall went to trial three times before a judge finally dismissed her case.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Strane, Susan
Published: 04/01/1990
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393337020
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.82lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.66d
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