Northern teachers in the South during the Civil War and Reconstruction have been the subject of various studies.1 This literature emphasizes the origins and development of the aid societies that sponsored the teachers, and it focuses upon major figures who shaped educational policy. At the same time, little attention details the activities of early northern teachers in Florida within the context of developments in other places. Florida’s experience varies from other parts of the South, and it offers, by contrast, a fresh perspective on the regional experience. Ansel Eddy Kinne’s career provides an opportunity for understanding aid societies. From early 1864 to late 1866 he was superintendent of schools in Florida for one such organization, the National Freedmen’s Relief Association of New York (NFRA).
Foster, Jr., John T.
"Aid Societies Were Not Alike: Northern Teachers in Post-Civil War Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 73:
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