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The Penn Press list for spring 2018 includes hardcover releases, first-time paperbacks, and ebook editions intended for scholars, students, and serious general readers worldwide. Click here to explore our forthcoming books, grouped by subject area.

History of American Schoolbooks

Charles Carpenter

1963 | 328 pages | Cloth $79.95
American History | Education | Library Science and Publishing
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Table of Contents


1. The Early American Schools
2. The New England Primer
3. Nineteenth-Century Primers
4. Special Primers
5. Beginning of Readers
6. Following the Initial Readers
7. The McGuffey and Contemporary Readers
8. Grammars
9. Rhetorics and Foreign Language Books
10. Arithmetics
11. Spelling Books
12. Literature Texts
13. Elocution Manuals
14. Handwriting and Copybooks
15. School Histories
16. General Science Texts
17. Physiologies and Mental Science Texts
18. Geographies
19. Progress of Schoolbook Publishing