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Between church and state : religion and public education in a multicultural America

Author: James W Fraser
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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At the end of the twentieth century, the ongoing battle between religion and public education is once again a burning issue in the United States. In this book, James Fraser shows that though these battles have been going on for as long as there have been public schools, there has never been any consensus about the proper relationship between religion and public education. Looking at the most difficult question of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James W Fraser
ISBN: 031221636X 9780312216368 0333765087 9780333765081 0312233396 9780312233396
OCLC Number: 40538306
Description: x, 278 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: From holy commonwealth to the strange compromise of 1789 --
Creating an American common school and a common faith: Horace Mann and the Protestant public schools, 1789-1860 --
Who defines what is common? Roman Catholics and the common school movement, 1801-1892 --
Literacy in the African American community: church and school in slave and free communities, 1802-1902 --
Native American religion, Christian missionaries, and government schools, 1819-1926 --
Protestant, Catholic, Jew: immigration and nativism from the Blaine Amendment to the Scopes Trial, 1875-1925 --
Prayer, Bible reading, and federal money: the expanding role of Congress and the Supreme Court, 1925-1968 --
Culture wars, creationism, and the Reagan revolution, 1968-1990 --
Changing school boards, curriculum, and the Constitution, 1990- --
What's next? Prayers, vouchers, and creationism: the battle for the schools of the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: James W. Fraser.
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The relationship of religion and public education is, once again, a burning issue in the United States. This text explores the issues of dominating cultures, minority rights and tradition in terms of  Read more...

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