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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 experimentthe foundation of the young republicwas a radical idea opposed from the start by those with racial prejudice and fears of taxation.
Production Date: 2000
Length: 55 minutes
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Non-Members: Not available
Series Title: SCHOOL: THE STORY OF AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION