Project Page for 'Moonlight schools for the emancipation of adult illiterates'

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This project has been made available for smooth reading until Wednesday, April 25, 2018. See below.
TitleMoonlight schools for the emancipation of adult illiterates
AuthorStewart, Cora Wilson
Project IDprojectID4814ca3812fdd
Image SourceKentuckiana Digital Library
Last Edit of Project InfoSunday, May 4, 2008 at 12:12:12 PM   (Current Time: 05:58:16 AM)
Last State ChangeThursday, April 5, 2018 at 07:16:41 PM
Last Forum PostMonday, April 2, 2018 at 12:14:52 AM
Instructions for Smooth Reading

2010-06-22 10:53 returned by Frau Sma
Returned on behalf of the PPer.
2010-08-03 09:25 uploaded by Jenniemuse
Thanks for reading! Partial reports are welcome, and more time is available on request.
2010-09-02 09:01 uploaded by Jenniemuse
I'd be especially grateful to anyone willing to check my transcriptions of the letters included in the html edition here:

It's a big dilemma to know exactly how to transcribe them, or even whether to include the transcriptions at all.

Partial reads are welcome, and more time is available on request. Thanks for reading!
2011-02-09 06:42 uploaded by Jenniemuse

2011-02-16 19:26 uploaded by Jenniemuse

2011-02-17 09:50 uploaded by Jenniemuse

2018-04-02 00:15 returned by srjfoo
Returned to the pool at the request of the PP'er.
2018-04-11 16:34 uploaded by KirkwoodCW

Thank you for considering smooth reading "Moonlight Schools for the Emancipation of Adult Illiterates." This 194 page book published in 1922 has several illustrations, including photos of students and examples of their handwritten letters, and if you want to see these you can download the web browser, ePub, or kindle version from dropbox using the links below. (If you are asked to sign-in to dropbox, just click the "No thanks, continue to view" link at the bottom of the sign-in dialog to download the file.)

This tells about the origin, development, and processes used in the "moonlight schools," which were an effort "to emancipate from illiteracy all those enslaved in its bondage." This book about this effort to reduce adult illiteracy, first in the mountain country of Kentucky and later more widely, was intended for both the "inspiration and guidance" of those who wished to start such programs and for those in the general public who were interested.

If you need more time to finish, just let me know, and I look forward to your comments.


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