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Page from McGuffey’s Eclectic Readers

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Title

Page from McGuffey’s Eclectic Readers

Subject

Early education

Description

McGuffey’s Eclectic Readers were written by William Holmes McGuffey and his brother Alexander in the 1830s and 1840s, and were used for decades throughout the US for primary-level students. The Readers emphasized spelling, vocabulary, and formal public speaking, which, in 19th-century America, was a more common requirement than today. He ended his career as a Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Virginia, and died in 1873. This page is from a “Christian School Edition” boxed set reprint made in 1974 (the reprinted versions are still in print today).
Gift of Caribel Burke

Source

Greene County Historical Society Collections

Publisher

Greene County Historical Society

Date

1830s, reprinted 1974

Contributor

Greene County Historical Society

Rights

GCHS Copyright Policy

Language

English

Type

Textbook

Identifier

039_9999.19.01

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