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ERIC Number: ED128271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 162
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Early National Education: 1776-1830. Studies in the History of American Education Series.
Madsen, David
This book gives an original analysis and interpretation of the development of formal and informal agencies of education during 1776-1830. It is part of a series consisting of five volumes that present, chronologically and topically, the history of American education from the beginning to the present day. The book begins with an overview of events from 1776-1831 in chapter one. Chapter two investigates life in New England, the Middle States, and the South by discussing the social conditions that helped shape education in colonial times. Chapter three examines the forces that impelled the American people westward toward the frontier. Theories of freedom and government with which Americans of that time were familiar are mentioned. The arts and crafts of early America are discussed in chapter four. Chapter five looks at plans for systems of schooling. Chapter six describes schooling--financial support, educational innovations, town schools, the Lancastrian Method, infant schools, Sunday schools, the academies, education for girls, tutors, colleges, and textbooks. A bibliographic essay and a chronology of events are also provided. (Author/RM)
John Wiley and Sons, 605 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10016 ($9.75 cloth cover, $4.95 paper cover)
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