A BILL TO ESTABLISH A SYSTEM OF NATIONAL EDUCATION [caption title].

A BILL TO ESTABLISH A SYSTEM OF NATIONAL EDUCATION [caption title].

[Washington, DC]: House of Representatives, 41st Congress, 3rd Session, 1871. First edition, H. R. 1326, each line numbered by section. 4to. 11, (1) pp. Reconstruction effort to create universal education for all children, regardless of race. This bill, introduced by George Hoar of Massachusetts “to establish a system of national education … opened an acrimonious political debate that lasted for twenty years … emphasizing America’s increasing diversity and pointing the way toward a more inclusive notion of what constituted American culture … From its inception in 1856, the Republican Party had devoted itself to the single issue of antislavery. With the abolition of slavery … the party faced a decisive choice: redefine its mission or face extinction … Senator Henry Wilson charted a new course: the creation of a federally funded system of free schools” (Mark Groen’s “The New Departure Debate Surrounding Congressional Efforts to Create a National System of Education, 1871-1889,” “American Educational History Journal,” 2007, v. 34, pp. 161-172). Apparently not recorded on OCLC. Original self-wrappers, stitched (hole-punched in left margin, holes torn through, as if pulled from a binder). Item #65752

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