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Charlotte Forten (1837–1914)

Louis P. Masur (ed.)

in “… The Real War Will Never Get in the Books”: Selections from Writers During the Civil War

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098372
eISBN:
9780199853908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098372.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

After an arduous journey that challenged her romantic notions of voyage at sea, Charlotte Forten arrived at Port Royal on October 1862. From that moment on, Forten became a student of nature and ... More


Something Very Novel and Strange: Civil War, Emancipation, and the Remaking of African American Public Culture

Martha S. Jones

in All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831526
eISBN:
9781469605012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888902_jones.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Charlotte Forten, one of the first African American teachers to venture South and work with black refugees behind Union army lines, and how her sense of duty was forever ... More


Introduction: Slavery and the Circle of Culture

Sterling Stuckey

in Slave Culture: Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199931675
eISBN:
9780199356027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931675.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This chapter lays out the organizing principle of slave culture in North America and underscores the centrality of the ancestral past to the African in America. The most important African ritual in ... More


Home Again

James G. Mendez

in A Great Sacrifice: Northern Black Soldiers, Their Families, and the Experience of Civil War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282500
eISBN:
9780823285907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282500.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

By the end of 1865, all twenty-six of the northern black regiments were mustered out of service and returned home to their families. The first was the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, which mustered out ... More


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