The Southern Workman (1675 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

Sidonia Serafini (University of Georgia)
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The Southern Workman (1872-1939) was the main organ of Hampton Institute in Hampton, Virginia, USA, an early industrial school for freed people after the Civil War as well as a federally mandated boarding school for Native Americans. Hampton was founded in 1868 by Samuel Chapman Armstrong (1839-93), an agent for the Freedmen’s Bureau of Virginia, with the help of the American Missionary Association (AMA). Raised by missionary parents who had traveled to and lived in Hawaii to spread Christian doctrine and teach practical work-related skills to the indigenous population, Chapman’s idea of the education at Hampton followed this model. The mission was twofold: Christianization and vocational training. Schools like …

Citation: Serafini, Sidonia. "The Southern Workman". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 26 October 2019 [, accessed 06 June 2020.]

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