Springfield, MA: 1906.. 1906.. Good. - Small octavo, blue cloth with a printed label on the front cover. The spine & extremities are lightly rubbed & a bit darkened with the head & tail of the spine chipped. There is a small area of light staining to the front cover & a small white stain to the rear cover. vi & 125 pages. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece with a printed tissue guard. The page edges are darkened. Good.
Mary Ames and Emily Bliss, two white northern school teachers, were employed by the Freedmen's Bureau and sent to South Carolina to open a school for the benefit of former slaves.
A leaf tipped-in at the front of the book states: This book is made and sold to benefit the Scholarship founded by the Springfield Hampton Club in memory of Elizabeth Mary Ames." First Edition.
AMERICANA; BLACK STUDIES; AMERICAN SOUTH; SPRINGFIELD, SOUTH CAROLINA; SCHOOL TEACHER; SLAVERY; FREEDMEN'S BUREAU; FORMER SLAVES; BLACK SCHOOL CHILDREN; MARY AMES; FROM A NEW ENGLAND WOMAN'S DIARY IN DIXIE IN 1865; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.