The forbidden schoolhouse of Prudence Crandall

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Houghton Mifflin,
Pub. Date:
2005.
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English
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They threw rocks and rotten eggs at the school windows. Villagers refused to sell Miss Crandall groceries or let her students attend the town church. Mysteriously, her schoolhouse was set on fire—by whom and how remains a mystery. The town authorities dragged her to jail and put her on trial for breaking the law.Her crime? Trying to teach African American girls geography, history, reading, philosophy, and chemistry. Trying to open and maintain one of the first African American schools in America.Exciting and eye-opening, this account of the heroine of Canterbury, Connecticut, and her elegant white schoolhouse at the center of town will give readers a glimpse of what it is like to try to change the world when few agree with you.
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9780618473021
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display_description The Canterbury Female Boarding School officially opened In October 1831 and already ranked as one of the best private girls' academies in the state. So why were the townspeople throwing rocks and rotten eggs at the school windows, putting manure in the well, pounding down doors, walls, and windows and even setting the school on fire. The teacher of that school, Prudence Crandall, was refused the purchase of groceries and her students were not allowed to attend church. Eventually the town authorities dragged her to jail putting her on trial for breaking the law. Her crime...trying to teach African-American girls geography, history, reading, etc. Get a glimpse of what it is like to try to change the world when few agree with you.
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subject_facet African American women -- Education -- Connecticut -- History -- Juvenile literature, Women educators -- Connecticut -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
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title_full The forbidden schoolhouse of Prudence Crandall / by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain
title_short The forbidden schoolhouse of Prudence Crandall