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The Contrast II: Bruising the Serpent’s Head, the Little Sister, and Christian Professions

Emma Major

in Madam Britannia: Women, Church, and Nation 1712-1812

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199699377
eISBN:
9780191738029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699377.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter looks at the period 1790–1811. It argues that the French Revolution and subsequent wars with France created a sense of national emergency that caused writers such as Hannah More, Sarah ... More


Joseph Lancaster, Monitorial Education, and Christianity without Sectarianism

David Komline

in The Common School Awakening: Religion and the Transatlantic Roots of American Public Education

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190085155
eISBN:
9780190085186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190085155.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

The chapter focuses on “monitorial education,” schooling built on a pyramid system in which one master teaches several students, who teach several more. Two British teachers, Joseph Lancaster and ... More


The Innovative Animals of Children’s Fiction

Jane Spencer

in Writing About Animals in the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198857518
eISBN:
9780191890277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857518.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the animals of early children’s fiction, showing that their didactic and affective purposes are rooted in the period’s conception of childhood as a time of special closeness to ... More


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