Mrs. M. F. Armstrong and Helen W. Ludlow were teachers at Hampton Institute when they wrote Hampton and Its Students in 1874. The college was formed from schools that served the contraband camps surrounding Fort Monroe and it traces its origin to the episode of General Benjamin Butler refusing to return escaped slaves to their rebellious masters – declaring them contraband of war.
This is an early story of the progressive teachers college officially founded in 1870 to serve those freedmen. By 1874 Hampton had already created it celebrated choir, so this volume was published with fifty slave songs included.
Light soil; light chipping of extremities and chipped spine with loss at top; light foxing; else very good.
Armstrong, Mrs. M. F. & Ludlow, Helen H. HAMPTON AND ITS STUDENTS… WITH FIFTY CABIN AND PLANTATION SONGS… New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1874. 1st edition, 255p., folding frontispiece, illustrations.