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The Resource McGuffey and his readers : piety, morality, and education in 19th century America, John H. Westerhoff

McGuffey and his readers : piety, morality, and education in 19th century America, John H. Westerhoff

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McGuffey and his readers : piety, morality, and education in 19th century America
Title
McGuffey and his readers
Title remainder
piety, morality, and education in 19th century America
Statement of responsibility
John H. Westerhoff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
William Holmes McGuffey -- teacher, preacher, college president, writer, educational reformer, and schoolbook compiler -- is perhaps the most important figure in the history of American public education, yet very few people know much about the man himself. Except for a few letters, a pair of handwritten sermons, and one unpublished manuscript on moral philosophy, his known writings are few. This book makes available some of those scarce writings as it looks at the man and his textbooks. It is estimated that at least 120 million copies of McGuffey's Readers were sold between 1836 and 1920, placing their sales in a class with the Bible and Webster's Dictionary. Indeed, since 1961 they have continued to sell at a rate of some thirty thousand copies a year. - Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Westerhoff, John H.
Dewey number
370/.92/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE1117.M23
LC item number
W4
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McGuffey, William Holmes
  • Readers
  • Educators
  • Moral education
  • Readers
  • Openbaar onderwijs
  • Schoolboeken
Label
McGuffey and his readers : piety, morality, and education in 19th century America, John H. Westerhoff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Includes facsims of selected lessons from the first four editions of McGuffey's Eclectic readers
Control code
3167500
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9780687238507
Lccn
77023989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)247672
Label
McGuffey and his readers : piety, morality, and education in 19th century America, John H. Westerhoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Includes facsims of selected lessons from the first four editions of McGuffey's Eclectic readers
Control code
3167500
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9780687238507
Lccn
77023989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)247672

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