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McGuffey and His Readers: Piety, morality, and education in nineteenth-century America
Learn about William McGuffey and the impact his readers had on the piety, morality and education in 19th century America.
Paperback, 214 pages
Published May 24th 2002 by Mott Media (MI)
(first published 1978)
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Jun 12, 2014 Jeff rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Anybody interested in knowing more about the McGuffey Readers
I must admit I didn't finish this book. A large section toward the end includes some sample pages from various editions of the Readers, and some essays by McGuffey. I may at some point see if I can track down a copy of one or more of the complete Readers, but I wasn't inclined to read extensive sections at this time. With that said, the information Mr. Westerhoff provides on McGuffey is quite impressive. He helps us to understand the mindset that brought about the Readers, the comparison to ...more
An interesting and short biography of the man who created the readers used in most American schools for quite a long time. They were full of Christian principles that would never be seen in schools today. "Progress" is not always a good thing.