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Old-time schools and school-books. With a new introd. by Carl Withers.

Author: Clifton Johnson
Publisher: New York, Dover Publications [1963]
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"With rhymes and remarks scribbled in flyleaves and margins, with quaint illustrations from old primers and spellers, and with actual contents of old textbooks, this book maps out a ... history of schools and schooling in America, beginning with the Puritan days ... and ending in the mid-19th century ... There are photographs, too--school houses, books, and ... classroom equipment ... and over 200  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Johnson, Clifton, 1865-1940.
Old-time schools and school-books.
New York, Dover Publications [1963]
(OCoLC)735526859
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clifton Johnson
OCLC Number: 1021909
Notes: "Unabridged and unaltered republication ... First published ... in 1904."
Description: xxxiii, 381 pages illustrations, portraits, facsimiles 20 cm
Contents: Beginnings --
Colonial schools of the eighteenth century --
New England primer --
District schools --
Grammar schools and academies --
Fly-leaf scribblings --
Noah Webster and his spelling-book --
Other spelling-books --
Primary readers --
Advanced readers --
Arithmetics --
First American geography --
Later geographies --
Grammars, histories, and minor text-books.

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"With rhymes and remarks scribbled in flyleaves and margins, with quaint illustrations from old primers and spellers, and with actual contents of old textbooks, this book maps out a ... history of schools and schooling in America, beginning with the Puritan days ... and ending in the mid-19th century ... There are photographs, too--school houses, books, and ... classroom equipment ... and over 200 illustrations"--Back cover.

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