Mcguffey Readers Selections from the 1879 Edition

ISBN-10: 0312133987

ISBN-13: 9780312133986

Edition: 1998

Authors: Elliott J. Gorn

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The most influential books in the history of American education, The McGuffey Readers not only taught reading skills and classic literature but also imparted idealized middle class virtues to millions of schoolchildren. This anthology organizes more than eighty selections from all six volumes of the 1879 edition into twelve thematic chapters, making it possible for readers to examine the cultural assumptions that permeated middle America in the nineteenth century. A general introduction places the books in their historical context and provides background information on the life and career of their compiler, William Holmes McGuffey. Helpful editorial features include chapter introductions, a chronology, questions for consideration, a bibliography, illustrations from the 1879 edition, and an index.
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List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 2/15/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 202
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Elliott J. Gorn, professor of history at Purdue University, is the co-author of A Brief History of American Sports (H&W, 1993) and author of The Manly Art: Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America. He lives in Chicago.

Introduction: Educating America
The McGuffey Readers
America's Schoolmaster
Growing Up with the Territory
The McGuffey's Lessons
The McGuffey's Audience
The Heartland
The McGuffeys Today
Selections From The Mcguffey Readers
Childhood Early Lessons Patty and the Squirrel Mamma's Present Young Soldiers
Family Evening at Home
A Kind Brother
The Seven Sticks
The Last Child
The Machinist's Return
A Home Scene
Virtues A Place for Everything
Cheerfulness Lend a Hand
When to Say No
The Contented Boy
Try, Try Again
Pretty Is that Pretty Does
The Greedy Girl
Beware of the First Drink
The Alarm-Watch
The Insolent Boy
The Festal Board
Taking Comfort
The Broken Window
The Broken Window (Concluded)
The New-Year
True Courage
No Crown for Me
The Good Son
The Truant
I Will Think of It
Consequences of Idleness
Advantages of Industry
Necessity of Education
Men and Women
Courage and Cowardice
True Manliness
True Manliness (Concluded)
Rock Me to Sleep
My Mother's Bible
God Is Great and Good
Things to Remember
The Lord's Prayer
Who Made the Stars?
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