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1800-1860: Education

1800-1860: Chapter Five: Education






Education in the Far West 150

Segregation in California Schools 151

European Experiments 152

School Reform 152

Evangelical Education 153

A Sunday School Primer 153

Higher Education in the West 154

The Founding of Oberlin College 155

Immigrants 156

A German Immigrants Experience 157

Juvenile Delinquency 157

Native Americans 159

Teachers for the West 160


Catharine Beecher 161

Daniel Drake 163

Charles Grandison Finney 164

John Swett 165

Frances Wright 166


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