Historic textbook collection. 1770-1929.


Historic textbook collection. 1770-1929.

The volumes date from 1770-1929. Most were published in the centers of textbook production--New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and Cincinnati--but cities across the country are also represented. The books are useful today as a survey of pedagogical methods and contents as well as a portrayal of the American popular mind of the day. Values, morals, and religious piety were imparted in addition to the subjects covered in the books. Ideologies supporting the superiority of certain nations and races, concepts which are anathema today, were expounded. Works by familiar authors such as William Holmes McGuffey, Charles W. Sanders, Lindley Murray, Charles A. Goodrich, and Samuel G. Goodrich abound in the collection, which is supplemented by the microfiche collection American Primers, which has a guide available.

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Sanders, Charles W. (Charles Walton), 1805-1889

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Murray, Lindley, 1745-1826

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Lindley Murray was born at Harper Tavern, Pennsylvania, on 7 June 1745. His father, Robert Murray, a member of an old Quaker family, was one of the leading New York merchants. Murray was the eldest of twelve children, all of whom he survived, although he was puny and delicate in childhood. When six years old, he was sent to school in Philadelphia, but soon left to accompany his parents to North Carolina, where they lived until 1753. They then moved to New York, where Murray was sent to a good sc...

Goodrich, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1790-1862

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American clergyman. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Hartford and New York, to Harper & Brothers, 1854 July 13-18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269589341 ...

McGuffey, William Holmes, 1800-1873

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Professor of moral philosophy, University of Virginia. From the description of [Letter] 1851 March 13, University of Virginia to J.A. Broadus / W.H. McGuffey 1851. (SBTS Library). WorldCat record id: 48466255 University of Virginia professor. From the description of Letter, University of Virginia to the Rev. A.T. McGill [manuscript] 1851 February 17. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647929521 Author and philosophy scholar, of Ohio and Virgin...

Historic Textbook Collection (University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries)

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Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860

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Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1793-1860) wrote a popular and widely imitated series of educational works for children under the pen name of Peter Parley. His intent was to provide an alternative to the British biases of 19th-century schoolroom texts and the questionable morals of nursery rhymes. He also created two children's magazines, Merry's Museum and Parley's Magazine, as well as an annual gift book, The Token. Goodrich served in the Massachusetts legislature in 1837 and held the post of U.S. c...