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Author Gordon, Edward E.
Title Literacy in America : historic journey and contemporary solutions / Edward E. Gordon and Elaine H. Gordon ; foreword by Gerald Gutek.
Imprint Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.

LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  LC151 .G68 2003    AVAILABLE  
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  LC151 .G68 2003    AVAILABLE  
Author Gordon, Edward E.
Subject Literacy -- United States -- History.
Educational sociology -- United States.
Alt Name Gordon, Elaine H.
Description xxi, 329 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-318) and index.
ISBN 0275955249 (alk. paper)
0275978648 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 49719226
Table of Contents
 List of Figures 
 Foreword / Gerald Gutek 
 Introduction 
Pt. ILiteracy and Religion in Colonial America (1620-1789)1
1A Light in the Forest: Colonial New England3
2From "Dukes" to "Friends": Literacy in the Middle Atlantic Colonies37
3"Old Field Schools" and Tidewater Tutors: The Southern Colonies55
Pt. IILiteracy in the Young Republic (1790-1860)79
4Literacy in Transition: The Northeast81
5"Lay the Cornerstone More Firmly": The Antebellum South117
Pt. IIILiteracy and the Frontier Experience (1790-1900)139
6"Jack of All Trades, Master of Some": Pioneer Educators of the Midwest141
7"An Eternity Job": Riding the Literacy Circuit on the Western Frontier165
Pt. IVLiteracy Outside the Mainstream (1620-1900)191
8Literacy as a Mission: Native Americans193
9Contraband Education: The Struggle for African-American Literacy227
Pt. VLiteracy in the Modern Age (1870-)261
10Literacy for Everyone?263
 Conclusion: The Lessons of Literacy for Today and Tomorrow295
 Bibliography305
 Index319


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