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The strength of a people : the idea of an informed citizenry in America, 1650-1870

Author: Richard D Brown
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thomas Jefferson's conviction that the health of the nation's democracy would depend on the existence of an informed citizenry has been a cornerstone of our political culture since the inception of the American republic. Even today's debates over education reform and the need to be competitive in a technologically advanced, global economy are rooted in the idea that the education of rising generations is crucial to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Brown, Richard D.
Strength of a people.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)605092316
Online version:
Brown, Richard D.
Strength of a people.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)609075298
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard D Brown
ISBN: 0807822612 9780807822616 0807846635 9780807846636
OCLC Number: 32893002
Description: xvii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. English Subjects and Citizens from the Reformation through the Glorious Revolution --
Ch. 2. Freedom and Citizenship in Britain and Its American Colonies --
Ch. 3. Bulwark of Revolutionary Liberty: The Recognition of the Informed Citizen --
Ch. 4. Shaping an Informed Citizenry for a Republican Future --
Ch. 5. The Idea of an Informed Citizenry and the Mobilization of Institutions, 1820-1850 --
Ch. 6. Testing the Meaning of an Informed Citizenry, 1820-1870 --
Epilogue: Looking Backward: The Idea of an Informed Citizenry at the End of the Twentieth Century.
Responsibility: Richard D. Brown.
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This work traces the development of the notion that the health of the US democracy would depend on the existence of an informed citizenry, from the 17th through to the 19th century. It assesses its  Read more...

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