Small wonder : the little red schoolhouse in history and memory (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Small wonder : the little red schoolhouse in history and memory

Author: Jonathan Zimmerman
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2009.
Series: Icons of America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Today a beloved national icon, the one-room schoolhouse has played a variety of roles in America's popular memory. The little red schoolhouse has all but disappeared in the United States, but its importance in national memory remains unshakable. This engaging book examines the history of the one-room school and how successive generations of Americans have remembered -- and just as often misremembered -- this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Zimmerman
ISBN: 9780300123265 0300123264
OCLC Number: 225875833
Notes: Series from jacket.
Description: xi, 233 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. History --
The one-room schoolhouse as history --
pt. 2. Memory --
Sentiment and its critics --
From poverty to democracy --
Open classroom or back to basics? --
Dear old Golden Rule days?
Series Title: Icons of America.
Responsibility: Jonathan Zimmerman.
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The little red schoolhouse has all but disappeared in the United States, but its importance in national memory remains unshakable. This book examines the history of the one-room school and how  Read more...

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"Perceptive and original."-Alison Lurie, New York Review of Books -- Alison Lurie New York Review of Books "A remarkable history of one room schools and about their place in our collective Read more...

 
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