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“Pictures of the Vicious ultimately overcome by misery and shame”: The Cultural Work of Early National Schoolbooks

Gretchen A. Adams

in Children and Youth in a New Nation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757420
eISBN:
9780814759851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757420.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how schoolbooks published in the United States imparted not only knowledge but also patriotism. Schoolbooks were important not only for their central philosophies in tune with ... More


Demosthenes in America: From Sensibility to Nationalism in Elocutionary Education

in A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226180199
eISBN:
9780226180212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226180212.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In America, schoolbooks contained stories of the Greek orator Demosthenes who, by investing his speech with power and eloquence, earned fame for both Greece and the art of oratory. Demosthenes was ... More


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