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Title:   " Common School: 1770-1890, The "

In the aftermath of the Revolution, a newly independent America confronted one of its most daunting challenges: how to build a united nation out of thirteen disparate colonies. This program profiles the passionate crusade launched by Thomas Jefferson and continued by Noah Webster, Horace Mann and others to create a common system of tax-supported schools that would mix people of different backgrounds and reinforce the bonds of democracy. A wealth of research illustrates how this noble experiment—the foundation of the young republic—was a radical idea opposed from the start by those with racial prejudice and fears of taxation.

Production Date:  2000
Length:  55 minutes
Ordering:  NETCHE Member checkout
Subject:  Education History
Non-Members:  Not available
Series Title:  SCHOOL: THE STORY OF AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION

 

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