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1815-1850: Education

1815-1850: Chapter Five: Education

by STEVEN BISTRUP

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 138

OVERVIEW 144

TOPICS IN THE NEWS

African Americans and Educational Limitations 146

Prudence Crandall Closes Her School 146

Assimilation Through Education 147

The Classical Curriculum 146

Father of Pennsylvanias Schools 149

Common School Crusade 149

Walt Whitman on Punishment in Public Education 150

Education in Rural America 151

District Schools 151

Lyceum Movement and Adult Education 152

Public Library Movement 152

Normal Schools: Teaching the Teachers 153

Parochial and Private Schools 154

Reform Schools and Charity Schools 155

Sunday Schools 155

Thomas Jefferson on Religious Intolerance 156

Science and Higher Education 156

Teachers and Textbooks 157

Schoolmaster of the Republic 157

The McGuffey Readers 159

Women in Education 159

The Rise of Coeducation; Oberlin College 160

HEADLINE MAKERS

Henry B. Barnard 161

Catharine Beecher 162

Josiah B. Holbrook 162

Mary Lyon 163

Horace Mann 164

Emma Hart Willard 165

PUBLICATIONS 166

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