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Historical Studies in Education

The Founding Fathers, Education, and "The Great Contest"

The American Philosophical Society Prize of 1797

Editors: Justice, B. (Ed.)

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Leading historians provide new insights into the founding generation's views on the place of public education in America. This volume explores enduring themes, such as gender, race, religion, and central vs. local control, in seven essays of the 1790s on how to implement public education in the new USA. The original essays are included as well.

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Carl Kaestle, Brown University, USA Lisa Green, University of California - Riverside, USA Eric Strome, Columbia University, USA Campbell Scribner, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA Nancy Beadie, University of Washington, USA Hilary Moss, Amherst College, USA Kim Tolley, Notre Dame de Namur University, USA Margaret Nash, University of California - Riverside, USA Adam Nelson, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

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"Historians are detectives, and the sleuths in this remarkable book show us how to examine important documents from the late eighteenth century. Anyone interested in the effects of the American Revolution will love this book." - Robert L. Hampel, Professor, School of Education, University of Delaware, USA

"This marvelous collaborative study, edited by Benjamin Justice, explores the views of a group of essay writers about the relationship between public education and citizenship in the new republic. The 1797 essays, five of which have never before been published, are here reproduced and several of their anonymous authors discovered through scholarly detective work. Contributors to the volume explore the way the essay writers dealt with the relationship of religion to education, the silence on the education of African-Americans, the implications of the few comments about women's education, and how the essayists dealt with the costs and opportunity for education in a nation freeing itself from a restrictive European model of elite education." - Paul G. E. Clemens, Professor of History, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA


Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Founding Fathers, Education, and "The Great Contest"
Book Subtitle
The American Philosophical Society Prize of 1797
Editors
  • B. Justice
Series Title
Historical Studies in Education
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-27102-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137271020
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-27101-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-52835-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44453-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 279
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