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A second home : Missouri's early schools

A second home : Missouri's early schools

Author: Sue Thomas
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2006.
Series: Missouri heritage readers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"History of early schools in Missouri, including accounts of teaching materials and methods and schoolday activities. Describes schools in frontier settlements such as Ste. Genevieve. Discusses the beginnings of public education in the 1850s and the contributions of John Berry Meachum, James Milton Turner, and other African American leaders"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre/Form: Paperback
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thomas, Sue, 1932-
Second home.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Thomas
ISBN: 0826216692 9780826216694
OCLC Number: 65301955
Description: xii, 142 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : children on the frontier --
The first schools in upper Louisiana --
The Missouri Territory --
A new state --
The rural schoolhouse --
The rural schoolteacher --
The scholars' day --
Tools of learning --
The slow progress of common schools --
Rebuilding Missouri's school system "without regard to color" --
A gathering place.
Series Title: Missouri heritage readers.
Responsibility: Sue Thomas.
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Traces the progress of early education in Missouri, demonstrating how important early schools were in taming the frontier. This work tells of community gatherings in country schools and events such  Read more...


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