THE SCHOOLMASTERS by Leonard Everett Fisher


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Because of the intrinsic interest of the subject matter and the paucity of information thereon, we took a longer look at this than at some earlier entries in the series. Expectedly, it fits the role of the Colonial schoolmaster into the framework of education in general, from the European backgrounds to Independence, from the ABC's to college. The result is an enlightened essay with particular attention to the social and intellectual clime: the hornbook is here, and the hard benches, but also the established church, the established classes. And schoolmasters varied. Ichabod was one, Nathan Hale was another--here's why.

Pub Date: July 5th, 1967
Publisher: Watts