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The common school

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Alternate title:Common school, 1770-1890
Summary:Describes the development of a common system of tax-supported schools in America. Public schools were created following the Revolution in order to mix people of different backgrounds and strengthen democracy. Tells of the influence of Thomas Jefferson, Noah Webster, Horace Mann, and others in this effort.
Contributor:Mondale, Sarah
Patton, Sarah B
Streep, Meryl
Bernard, Sheila Curran
Provider:Stone Lantern Films
KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Education -- United States -- History
Public schools -- United States -- History
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Education
Films@UM Browse terms:Education
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