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by Laura Towne

  • ISBN: 0837126541
  • Category: History
  • Author: Laura Towne
  • Subcategory: Americas
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Negro Univ Pr (June 1, 1912)
  • Pages: 328 pages
  • FB2 size: 1173 kb
  • EPUB size: 1207 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 224
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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

Letters and Diary of Laura M. Towne, Written From the Sea Islands of South Carolina, 1862-1884 (Cambridge, MA: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1912), by Laura M. Towne, ed. by Rupert Sargent Holland (page images at HathiTrust). Items below (if any) are from related and broader terms.

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Online Books by. Laura M. Towne. Towne, Laura M. (Laura Matilda), 1825-1901). (Laura Matilda), 1825-1901: Letters and Diary of Laura M. Towne, Written From the Sea Islands of South Carolina, 1862-1884 (Cambridge, MA: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1912), ed.

Laura Towne is an vital figure in black history in America. Here are Laura Towne's own letters to her beloved family and excerpts from her diary. Now a National Historic Landmark, the Penn Center was used during the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s to train movement workers in non-violent civil disobedience. The documents contain a fascinating look at African-American emancipation, hunger to learn and work, events of the war, and especially a look at the Reconstruction South.

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In 1862, Towne set sail for South Carolina on a commission from the Port Royal Relief Committee of Philadelphia to educate and . She was appointed superintendant of the sea island schools and served through the 1870’s.

In 1862, Towne set sail for South Carolina on a commission from the Port Royal Relief Committee of Philadelphia to educate and help improve the lives of freed slaves. Initially, Towne distributed supplies to freed slaves in the area. As Towne traveled around the area, she noted the deplorable physical condition of the freed slaves and took on the medical care of many in the area. Towne kept a detailed diary (that is in our library) describing the tumultuous times that followed the conclusion of the War that offered insights into the many challenges she faced in this time in our history.


Reviews about Letters and Diary of Laura M. Towne: Written from the Sea Islands of South Carolina, 1862-1884 (2):
Roru
This is both a useful research tool and an ejoyable read, especially for those interested in the Port Royal Experiment. The diaries and letters may be incomplete, however, since I have seen excerpts in other books that do not appear here.
Warianys
The narrative text met my expectation--the book is an actual historical writing that captured the events of that time period

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