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Pillars of the Republic: Common Schools and American Society, 1780-1860 (American Century Series)
by Carl Kaestle
Binding: Paperback, 1st edition, 282 pages
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Weight: 0.5 pound
Dimension: H: 0.6 x L: 8.1 x W: 5.6 inches
ISBN 10: 0809001543
ISBN 13: 9780809001545
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Pillars of the Republic is a pioneering study of common school development in the years before the Civil War. Public acceptance of state school systems, Kaestle argues, was encouraged by the people's commitment to republican government, by their trust in Protestant values, and by the development of capitalism. The author also examines the opposition to the Founding Fathers' educational ideas and shows what effects these had on our school system.


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