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A second home [electronic resource] : Missouri's early schools / Sue Thomas.

Author/Creator:
Thomas, Sue, 1932-
Publication:
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2006.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 142 p. : ill., map.
Series:
Missouri heritage readers.
Missouri heritage readers
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Subjects:
Education -- Missouri -- History.
Schools -- Missouri -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"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.
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.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-135) and index.
ISBN:
0-8262-6566-9
OCLC:
607748725