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Learning to Read and Write in Colonial America (Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book)

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An experienced teacher of reading and writing and an award-winning historian, E. Jennifer Monaghan brings to vibrant life the process of learning to read and write in colonial America. Ranging throughout the colonies from New Hampshire to Georgia, she examines the instruction of girls and boys, Native Americans and enslaved Africans, the privileged and the poor, revealing ...more
Paperback, 491 pages
Published February 27th 2007 by University of Massachusetts Press (first published 2005)
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Michelle Commeyras
Feb 22, 2009 Michelle Commeyras rated it really liked it
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I read Monaghan's book with two doctoral students for independent studies. I'm glad of it. I've long been interested in the colonial period in America because of my youth spent in Concord, Massachusetts. Monaghan's historical research is impressive and she sheds light on literacy access and acquisition of all strata of society including (Indians and Slaves). Since most of you probably won't be reading this lengthy book I include a few quotations to give you some of the flavors
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