Essays on education in the early Republic

Because they recognized themselves as being engaged in the making of a nation, the essayists thought readily about education as a national problem and as a national opportunity. These essaysist revealed a bias toward "the good of society" rather than "the good of the individual."...

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Main Author: Rudolph, Frederick.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1965.
Physical Description: xxv, 389 pages ; 22 cm.
Series: John Harvard library.
Table of Contents:
  • 1.
  • Benjamin Rush:
  • A plan for the establishment of public schools and the diffusion of knowledge in Pennsylvania; to which are added, thoughts upon the mode of education, proper in a republic; addressed to the legislature and citizens of the state
  • 2.
  • Benjamin Rush:
  • Thoughts upon female education, accommodated to the present state of society, manners, and government of the United States of America
  • 3.
  • Noah Webster:
  • On the education of youth in America
  • 4.
  • Robert Coram:
  • Political inquiries: to which is added, a plan for the general establishment of schools throughout the United States
  • 5.
  • Simeon Doggett:
  • A discourse on education, delivered at the dedication and opening of Bristol Academy, the 18th day of July, A.D. 1796
  • 6.
  • Samuel Harrison Smith:
  • Remarks on education: illustrating the close connection between virtue and wisdom, to which is annexed a system of liberal education; which having received the premium awarded by the American Philosophical Society, December 15th, 1797, is now published by their order
  • 7.
  • Amable-Louis-Rose de Lafitte du Courteil:
  • Proposal to demonstrate the necessity of a national institution in the United States of America, for the education of children of both sexes; to which is joined, a project of organization, etc.
  • 8.
  • Samuel Knox:
  • An essay on the best system of liberal education, adapted to the genius of the government of the United States; comprehending also, an uniform general plan for instituting and conducting public schools, in this country, on principles of the most extensive utility; to which is prefixed, an address to the legislature of Maryland on that subject.