The Golden Age of the Classics in America: Greece, Rome, and the Antebellum United States

The Golden Age of the Classics in America: Greece, Rome, and the Antebellum United States

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by Carl J. Richard
     
 

In a masterful study Carl Richard explores how the Greek and Roman classics became enshrined in American antebellum culture. For the first time, knowledge of the classics extended beyond aristocratic males to the middle class, women, African Americans, and frontier settlers. The Civil War led to a radical alteration of the educational system in a way that steadily… See more details below

Overview

In a masterful study Carl Richard explores how the Greek and Roman classics became enshrined in American antebellum culture. For the first time, knowledge of the classics extended beyond aristocratic males to the middle class, women, African Americans, and frontier settlers. The Civil War led to a radical alteration of the educational system in a way that steadily eroded the preeminence of the classics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674032644
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/23/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

  • Contents

  • Preface

  1. Classical Conditioning: School, Home, and Society
  2. Democracy
  3. Pastoralism and Utilitarianism
  4. Nationalism
  5. Romanticism
  6. Christianity
  7. Slavery

  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Index

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