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Title The founding fathers, education, and the great contest : the American Philosophical Society prize of 1797 / edited by Benjamin Justice.

Published New York, NY Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  973.43 FOUN    AVAILABLE
Physical description pages cm.
Series Historical studies in education.
Historical studies in education.
Notes Includes index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Foreword; Carl Kaestle -- 1. Introduction; Benjamin Justice -- PART I: METHODS -- 2. The Mysterious No. 3; Lisa Green -- 3. 'Raked from the Rubbish': Stylometric Authorship Attribution and the 1795 American Philosophical Society Education Contest; Eric Strome -- PART II: MEANINGS -- 4. False Start: The Failure of an Early Race to the Top; Campbell Scribner -- 5. Useful Knowledge in the Early Republic; Nancy Beadie -- 6. Race and Schooling in Early Republican Philadelphia; Hilary Moss -- 7. Gender and Citizenship in Educational Plans in the New Republic; Margaret Nash -- 8. The Significance of the 'French School' in Early National Female Education; Kim Tolley -- 9. The Place of Religion in Early National School Plans; Benjamin Justice -- 10. The Perceived Dangers of Study Abroad, 1780-1800: Nationalism, Internationalism, and the Origins of the American University; Adam Nelson -- PART III: MATERIALS -- 11. Essays from the American Philosophical Society Education Contest, 1795-1797 -- Introduction to the Essays: Reading the Late 18th century in the Early 21st; Benjamin Justice -- Samuel Harrison Smith, Remarks on Education -- Rev. Samuel Knox, An Essay on the Best System of Education -- Review of Essay #3 -- Hiram, On Education and Public Schools -- Academicus, Plan for the Education of Youth -- Hand, Concerning Education in Public Schools -- Freedom, Concerning Education in Pennsylvania.
Summary "In 1795, the nation's leading research institution offered a prize for the best essay on a system of public education for the United States. Over the next two years, the proposals they received ranged from the ridiculous, to the provocative, to the eerily familiar. This book revisits that unique moment in American history, when the founding fathers first opened the enduring debate on how best to educate the American citizenry. In ten essays, leading historians use the American Philosophical Society's education prize as a starting point for broader explorations of critical themes: gender, race, religion, public versus private, centralization versus localism, voluntary associations, higher education, and research methods. This book also publishes, for the first time, all of the original contest essays"--
Other author Justice, Benjamin, 1971- editor.
Subject American Philosophical Society -- Awards -- History -- 18th century.
Public schools -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Education -- Awards -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Contests -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
ISBN 9781137271013 (hardback)