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The Resource History repeating itself : the republication of children's historical literature and the Christian right, Gregory M. Pfitzer

History repeating itself : the republication of children's historical literature and the Christian right, Gregory M. Pfitzer

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History repeating itself : the republication of children's historical literature and the Christian right
Title
History repeating itself
Title remainder
the republication of children's historical literature and the Christian right
Statement of responsibility
Gregory M. Pfitzer
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Recently publishers on the Christian Right have been reprinting nineteenth-century children's history books and marketing them to parents as "anchor texts" for homeschool instruction. Why, Gregory M. Pfitzer asks, would books written more than 150 years ago be presumed suitable for educating twenty-first-century children? The answer, he proposes, is that promoters of these recycled works believe that history as a discipline took a wrong turn in the early twentieth century, when progressive educators introduced social studies methodologies into public school history classrooms, foisting upon unsuspecting and vulnerable children ideologically distorted history books. In History Repeating Itself, Pfitzer tests these assertions by scrutinizing and contextualizing the original nineteenth-century texts on which these republications are based. He focuses on how the writers borrowed from one another to produce works that were similar in many ways yet differed markedly in terms of pedagogical strategy and philosophy of history. Pfitzer demonstrates that far from being non-ideological, these works were rooted in intense contemporary debates over changing conceptions of childhood. Pfitzer argues that the repurposing of antiquated texts reveals a misplaced resistance to the idea of a contested past. He also raises essential philosophical questions about how and why curricular decisions are shaped by the "past we choose to remember" on behalf of our children.--Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pfitzer, Gregory M
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E175.85
LC item number
.P48 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in print culture and the history of the book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historiography
  • History publishing
  • History publishing
  • Historiography
  • United States
  • United States
Label
History repeating itself : the republication of children's historical literature and the Christian right, Gregory M. Pfitzer
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: "the past we choose to remember" -- Narrative history: Samuel Goodrich and truth in children's history -- Pedagogical history: the Abbott brothers and Progressive approaches to the past -- Gendered history: Josephine Pollard and monosyllabic histories -- Providential history: Charles Carleton Coffin and the home study movement -- Biographical history: Elbridge S. Brooks and the childhood lives of great men -- Doctrinal history: Charles Morris and the search for "lost history" -- Conclusion: the recycled past
Control code
880861085
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 309 pages
Isbn
9781625341242
Lccn
2014019800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)880861085
Label
History repeating itself : the republication of children's historical literature and the Christian right, Gregory M. Pfitzer
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: "the past we choose to remember" -- Narrative history: Samuel Goodrich and truth in children's history -- Pedagogical history: the Abbott brothers and Progressive approaches to the past -- Gendered history: Josephine Pollard and monosyllabic histories -- Providential history: Charles Carleton Coffin and the home study movement -- Biographical history: Elbridge S. Brooks and the childhood lives of great men -- Doctrinal history: Charles Morris and the search for "lost history" -- Conclusion: the recycled past
Control code
880861085
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 309 pages
Isbn
9781625341242
Lccn
2014019800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)880861085

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