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The Strange Afterlife of William McGuffey and His Readers
The Hedgehog Review (2018)
  • Johann N. Neem
Whether revering or rejecting his work, McGuffey’s fans and detractors both manage to miss the point of his original project: to find a middle ground, a place where diverse Americans could come together around shared values in order to participate in common public institutions. Today, when the very project of public education is being called into question, even at the highest levels of government, McGuffey’s legacy merits reconsideration.
  • Education Reform,
  • Public Education,
  • History of Education,
  • William McGuffey,
  • Common Schools
Publication Date
Summer 2018
Citation Information
Johann N. Neem. "The Strange Afterlife of William McGuffey and His Readers" The Hedgehog Review Vol. 20 Iss. 02 (2018)
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