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Davis, Lydia J.

My Work among the Freedmen

The Civil War and Reconstruction Letters of Harriet M. Buss Harriet M. Buss. Edited by Jonathan W. White and Lydia J. Davis

Between 1863 and 1871, Harriet M. Buss of Sterling, Massachusetts, taught former slaves in three different regions of the South, in coastal South Carolina, Norfolk, Virginia, and Raleigh, North Carolina. A white, educated Baptist woman, she initially saw herself as on a mission to the freedpeople... More