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Bamma (fl. 1940) [Draft of an article]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06143.29 Author/Creator: Bamma (fl. 1940) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: 1940 circa Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Briefly discusses David P. Harmon and his association with the anti-slavery movement. Mentions her granddaughter's essay assignment on the anti-slavery movement. Comments on contemporary public school education as "rather limited in details, especially on the anti-slavery movement." The author of the letter is Harmon's granddaughter.


Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Keywords/Subjects: African American History, Slavery, Abolition, Reform Movement, Education, Woman Author, Women's History

Sub Era: World War II