Education in the Forming of American Society

Needs and Opportunities for Study

By Bernard Bailyn

160 pp., 5.25 x 8.5

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4047-4
    Published: January 1970
  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-3884-6
    Published: December 2012

Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press

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Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press

In a pungent revision of the professional educator's school of history, Bailyn traces the cultural context of education in early American society and the evolution of educational standards in the colonies. His analysis ranges beyond formal education to encompass such vital social determinants as the family, apprenticeship, and organized religion.

Originally published in 1960.

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About the Author

Bernard Bailyn, Adams University Professor at Harvard University, is author of numerous books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution.
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