From Cotton Field To Schoolhouse Chapter Summary

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From Cotton Field to Schoolhouse As I started reading the first chapter, I felt like I read a lot about this before. The school in the United States book we’ve been reading and From Cotton Field to Schoolhouse are very similar. In the first chapter they mostly talked about the free or freed blacks that are eager to learn to read and write. The story references W.E.B Du Bois and his career dedicated to social equality for blacks. Chapter 5 in The School in the United States also explains Du Bois. I was glad these stories explained Du Bois since I have never heard of him or his accomplishments to society. I support each story bringing DuBois up since they were main points in the education history. In From Cotton Field to Schoolhouse…show more content…
There were day schools, night schools and regiment schools. Each school appealed to a different age group and type of person. Their school plan related to Jefferson’s 4-tier plan I thought in The school in the United States. The difference was that these schools focused on using the bible as a textbook instead of a standardized textbook like the New England Primer and McGuffey Reader talked about in The school in the United States. Professor Span’s book also talks a lot about Mississippi after the emancipation. Where as in The school in the United States focuses on the country as a whole compared to just discussing one state or colony at the time. Besides the fact that there are some similarities and differences it is a very educational book. I do think Professor Span goes into great depth with each topic, which could be beneficial for someone who is very unknowledgeable about this area. For me though, after reading The school in the United States, I just feel the book to be very repetitive. If I wanted more detail to support what I learned in The school in the United States, I would quickly turn to From Cotton Field to

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