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A Yankee Teacher in North Carolina


Abstract:
This is a reprint of Quaker teacher and Northerner Margaret Newbold Thorpe's 1869 memoir of her experiences teaching in the newly established \"public schools for negroes\" in Warrenton, North Carolina. Richard Morton's introduction provides biographical information on Thorpe as well as excerpts from some of her other writings. Morton also attempts to make a case for the people described in Thorpe's memoir, suggesting that her impressions of their attitudes towards people of color was tempered by her lack of understanding of the hardships of war suffered in that part of the South.
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