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Democracy's Schools The Rise of Public Education in America

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ISBN-10: 1421423219

ISBN-13: 9781421423210

Edition: 2017

Authors: Johann N. Neem

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At a time when Americans are debating the future of public education, Johann N. Neem tells the inspiring story of how and why Americans built a robust public school system in the decades between the Revolution and the Civil War. It's a story in which ordinary people in towns across the country worked together to form districts and build schoolhouses and reformers sought to expand tax support and give every child a liberal education. By the time of the Civil War, most northern states had made common schools free, and many southern states were heading in the same direction. Americans made schooling a public good. Yet back then, like today, Americans disagreed over the kind of education…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 8/1/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.54" wide x 8.90" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Johann N. Neem is Associate Professor of History, Western Washington University.