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

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  13 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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
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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published November 15th 2003 by Universe Publishing(NY) (first published October 17th 2003)
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Daniel L.
An Artistic Tribute to an American Icon

Nowadays, so many school buildings resemble factories; at one time, the schoolhouse was a more personal place. What author and photographer Paul Rocheleau has given us is a beautiful book on an iconic piece of Americana, the one-room schoolhouse. Mr. Rocheleau traveled across the U.S. to capture a representative sample of surviving examples of the one-room schoolhouse. The result is collection of beautiful photographs depicting some 240 surviving schoolhous
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Mark
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
Sep 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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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Erin Gayton
Rocheleau is an accomplished photographer, and for that I give this book 3 stars. But the text was disappointing-- amateurish at best. The layout was also a little perplexing. Often the text would reference schools that were elsewhere in the book, but there was no way to look up where to find photos of a particular school.
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