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Title:God's School on the Hill: Nannie Helen Burroughs and the National Training School for Women and Girls, 1909-1961
Author(s):Taylor, Traki Lynn
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Anderson, James D.
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Women's Studies
Abstract:This dissertation examines three areas that are seldom studied in the history of American education. A primary theme focuses on the role of Christianity in shaping the broad educational policy and classroom practices of an African American school. A second theme looks at the central role played by Burroughs, affording the opportunity to analyze an African American woman as educator, school founder and builder of an important educational institution for African American women. A third theme examines the history of a private secondary school for African American female students. Together these themes converge to offer unique insights into a dimension of African American education at a point where religion, gender and race intersected to create "God's School on the Hill." This is the first full scale treatment of the National Training School for Women and Girls. Other scholars have devoted as much as a chapter to this subject while focusing on Burroughs' role in the National Baptist Convention. But the school was her major preoccupation and her most important contribution to the African American community. This dissertation treats the school on its own terms and Burroughs' role as founder and leader.
Issue Date:1998
Description:207 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9904605
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1998

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