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A second home : Missouri's early schools, Sue Thomas

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A second home : Missouri's early schools
Title
A second home
Title remainder
Missouri's early schools
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Sue Thomas
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "History of early schools in Missouri, including accounts of teaching materials and methods and schoolday activities. Describes schools in frontier settlements such as Ste. Genevieve. Discusses the beginnings of public education in the 1850s and the contributions of John Berry Meachum, James Milton Turner, and other African American leaders"--Provided by publisher
  • "The one-room schoolhouse may be a thing of the past, but it is the foundation on which modern education rests. Sue Thomas now traces the progress of early education in Missouri, demonstrating how important early schools were in taming the frontier. A Second Home offers an in-depth and entertaining look at education in the days when pioneers had to postpone schooling for their children until they could provide shelter for their families and clear their fields for crops, while well-to-do families employed tutors or sent their children back east. Thomas tells of the earliest known English school at the Ramsay settlement near Cape Girardeau, then of the opening of a handful of schools around the time of the Louisiana Purchase{u2014}such as Benjamin Johnson{u2019}s school on Sandy Creek, Christopher Schewe{u2019}s school for boys when St. Louis was still a village, and the Ste. Genevieve Academy, where poor and Indian children were taught free of charge. She describes how, as communities grew, additional private schools opened{u2014}including 2dame schools,3 denominational schools, and subscription schools{u2014}until public education came into its own in the 1850s. Drawing on oral histories collected throughout the state, as well as private diaries and archival research, the book is full of firsthand accounts of what education once was like{u2014}including descriptions of the furnishings, teaching methods, and school-day activities in one-room log schools. It also includes the experiences of former slaves and free blacks following the Civil War when they were newly entitled to public education, with discussions of the contributions of John Berry Meachum, James Milton Turner, and other African American leaders. With its remembrances of simpler times, A Second Home tells of community gatherings in country schools and events such as taffy pulls and spelling bees, and offers tales of stern teachers, student pranks, and schoolyard games. Accompanying illustrations illuminate family and school life in the colonial, territorial, early statehood, and post{u2013}Civil War periods. For readers who recall older family members{u2019} accounts or who are simply fascinated by the past, this is a book that will conjure images of a bygone time while opening a new window on Missouri history."--Publishers website
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1932-
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Thomas, Sue
Dewey number
370/.977809
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LA316
LC item number
.T46 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
Series statement
Missouri heritage readers
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  • Education
  • Schools
  • Education
Label
A second home : Missouri's early schools, Sue Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : children on the frontier -- The first schools in upper Louisiana -- The Missouri Territory -- A new state -- The rural schoolhouse -- The rural schoolteacher -- The scholars' day -- Tools of learning -- The slow progress of common schools -- Rebuilding Missouri's school system "without regard to color" -- A gathering place
Control code
65301955
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 142 pages
Isbn
9780826216694
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006010059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780826216694
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A second home : Missouri's early schools, Sue Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : children on the frontier -- The first schools in upper Louisiana -- The Missouri Territory -- A new state -- The rural schoolhouse -- The rural schoolteacher -- The scholars' day -- Tools of learning -- The slow progress of common schools -- Rebuilding Missouri's school system "without regard to color" -- A gathering place
Control code
65301955
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 142 pages
Isbn
9780826216694
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006010059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780826216694
Other physical details
illustrations

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