Pillars of the Republic: Common Schools and American Society, 1780-1860

Pillars of the Republic: Common Schools and American Society, 1780-1860

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Pillars of the Republic: Common Schools and American Society, 1780-1860 by Carl Kaestle, Eric Foner

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809001545
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 03/01/1983
Series: American Century Series
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 394,336
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Carl F. Kaestle is University Professor of Education, History, and Public Policy at Brown University. He is the author of numerous books on the history of education, including, Literacy in the United States: Readers and Reading Since 1880.

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