THE SCHOOLHOUSE AT PRAIRIE VIEW by Marshall A. Barber

THE SCHOOLHOUSE AT PRAIRIE VIEW

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The world renowned and traveled malariologist, author of A Malariologist in Many Lands, here tells of the country school where he spent many profitable and pleasurable hours in the 1870's and 1880's. His story is personal and communal -- he tells of teachers who boarded in the community, of the recess games, of curriculum. The use of the school house extended to the Grange meetings and religious gatherings. A nice tidbit of Americana, revealing a school in which the discipline of classroom pastimes such as grammar and arithmetic and indifference to science was more than compensated for by the freedom of the fields for play and the participation in the community world.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1953
Publisher: University of Kansas Press