"When I Can Read My Title Clear": Literacy, Slavery, and Religion in the Antebellum South
'A distinctive volume revealing America's often-contradictory dance with freedom & the concepts of equality & inalienable rights.'-Chicago Tribune.
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For slaves, as for whites, literacy promised self-worth and access to scripture. Literacy meant liberation of mind and soul and sometimes even person. Literate slaves had status, often as preachers ... Read full review