Resources

Angus, David L. “Professionalism and the Public Good: A Brief History of Teacher Certification”. Eric Online. University of Missouri-Columbia. Accessed 18 Jun 2006.

Binder, Frederick M. The Age of the Common School, 1830-1865. John Wiley & Sons: New York, 1974.
MU Ellis – LA 208 .B56 1974

Cubberley, Ellwood P. Readings in Public Education in the United States: A Collection of Sources and Readings to Illustrate the History of Educational Practice and Progress in the United States. Houghton Mifflin: Boston, 1934.
MU Depository - 379.73 C891r      

Elson, Ruth Miller. “American Schoolbooks and ‘Culture’ in the Nineteenth Century”. Mississippi Valley Historical Review. 46(3): 1959. 441-434.
Article also available via JSTOR.

Kaestle, Carl F. Pillars of the Republic: Common Schools and American Society, 1780-1860. Hill and Wang: New York, 1983.
MU Ellis – LA 215 .K33 1983

Nietz, John Alfred. Old Textbooks: spelling, grammar, reading, arithmetic, geography, American history, civil government, physiology, penmanship, art, music, as taught in the common schools from colonial days to 1900. University of Pittsburgh Press: Pittsburgh, 1961. Accessed 11 Sep 2006. http://digital.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/t/t

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Miscellaneous works of J. J. Rousseau, Volume II. New York : B. Franklin, 1972. SEMO - 848.509 R762m v.2

Tyack, David B. The One Best System. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, MA, 1974.
MU Ellis – LC 5131 .T92

Venezky, Richard L. “From the Indian Primer to Dick and Jane”. American Primers. Bethesda, MD: University Publications, 1989. ix-xxvii.
MU Ellis Spec Ref – PE 1119.3 .A44 1989

Webster, Noah. An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking. Hartford, Conn.: Hudson & Goodwin, 1789.
MU Ellis Spec Micpt - MICPT 810.8 ser.1 22255

Welter, Rush. American Writings on Popular Education: the Nineteenth Century. Bobbs-Merrill Co.: Indianapolis, 1971.
MU Ellis – LA 212 .W39

Wright, Louis B. The Cultural Life of the American Colonies, 1607-1763. New York: Harper Brothers 1957.
MU Depository - 973.2 W933c


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