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The One Room School House: A Tribute To A Beloved National Icon

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Offering a glimpse at the values that built this country, The One-Room Schoolhouse is a poignant, engaging, beautiful and heart-warming tribute to an enduring slice of Americana.
From 1750 through about 1950, the one-room schoolhouse was a common fixture on the American landscape, with as many as 200,000 in total across the land. Today, approximately 450 one-room schoolhous
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published by Universe Publishing(NY)
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Great pictures. But the text was all too brief; a decent exposition on the early colonial-era school is not followed up in later periods, where anecdotes and stories related by interviewees takes the place of actual history. The lack of an index is also problematic, as the table of contents is vague -- it is impossible to easily go back and relocate a particular building or fact. Finally, despite the author's claim to have visited every on of the Lower 48 states, there are no photo entries for R ...more
Jennifer Marie
I have to say I really enjoyed this book. I was looking for history on the 1820s-1830s time period and this was more a comprehensive span through the 1940s, but once I started reading I got pulled in. I learned a lot of interesting stuff, and it's filled with personal stories that make it different from most one room schoolhouse books I've read.

The pictures are wonderful. And what was interesting to learn and surprised me are there are still one room schools today. I had never realized it. I alw
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