Table of contents for The school in the United States : a documentary history / James W. Fraser.

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Chapter 1. The School in Colonial America, 1620-1770
Virginia Council [London], Instructions to Governor of Virginia, 1636
Virginia Statues on the Education of Indian children held hostage, 1656
South Carolina Statue on Conversion of Slaves to Christianity, 1711
Missionary Report on Baptism of Slaves
Virginia’s Cure, or An Advisive Narrative Concerning Virginia, 1662
Sir William Berkeley to the Lords’ Commissioners on Foreign Plantations, 1671
Massachusetts' Old Deluder Satan Law, 1647
Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography, 1714-1718 
The New England Primer, 1727

Chapter 2.  The American Revolution and Schools for the New Republic, 1770-1820
Thomas Jefferson, Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge, 1779
Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, 1783
Benjamin Rush, Thoughts Upon the Mode of Education Proper in a Republic, 1786
Benjamin Rush, Thoughts Upon Female Education, 1787
Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America, 1790
U.S. Congress, The Northwest Ordinance, 1787
U.S. Congress, Civilization Fund Act, 1819

Chapter 3. The Common School Movement, 1820-1860
Horace Mann, Tenth and Twelfth Annual Reports to the Massachusetts Board of Education, 1846 and 1848
Catharine E. Beecher, An Essay on the Education of Female Teachers, 1835
The Common School Journal, Debate Over Plan to Abolish the Board of Education, 1840
Petition of the Catholics of New York for a Portion of the Common School Fund, 1840
The Desegregation of the Boston Public Schools, 1846-1855

Chapter 4: Schooling Moves West, 1835-1860
Selections from McGuffey’s Sixth Eclectic Reader, 1836
Calvin E. Stowe, Report on Elementary Public Instruction in Europe, 1836
Board of National Public Education, Correspondence, 1849-1850
Mary Augusta Roper, Letter from Mill Point, Michigan, 1852-1854
The Speech of Red Jacket, the Seneca Chief, to a Missionary, circa 1830

Chapter 5: Slavery, Reconstruction, and the Schools of the South, 1820-1903
Frederick Douglass, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, 1845
The New England Freedmen's Aid Society--Official Records, 1862-1872
The New England Freedmen's Aid Society--Correspondence, 1865-1874
Charlotte Forten, The Journal of Charlotte Forten, 1862
Booker T. Washington, The Future of the American Negro, 1899
W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk, 1903

Chapter 6: Growth and Diversity in Schools and Students, 1880-1960
Third Plenary Council of Baltimore, 1884
Mary Antin, The Promised Land, 1912 
Lewis Meriam, The Problem of Indian Administration, 1928
The Asian Experience in California, 1919-1920
Beatrice Griffith, American Me, 1948
Teaching Children of Puerto Rican Background in New York City Schools, 1954

Chapter 7: The Progressive Era, 1890-1950
James Jackson Storrow, Son of New England, 1932
Margaret Haley, Why Teachers Should Organize, 1904
Ella Flagg Young, Isolation in the School, 1901
Grace C. Strachan, Equal Pay for Equal Work, 1910
Cora Bigelow, World Democracy and School Democracy, 1918
John Dewey, The School and Society, 1899
Lewis M. Terman, National Intelligence Tests, 1919
George Counts, Dare the School Build a New Social Order? 1932
The Social Frontier, 1934

Chapter 8: Schools in the Cold War Era, 1950-1970
National Defense Education Act, 1958
The Scott, Foresman Readers, 1955
H.G. Rickover, Education for All Children: What We Can Learn from England, 1962
Herbert Kohl, Thirty-Six Children, 1967
John Holt, How Children Fail, 1964
Supreme Court of the United States, Engel v. Vitale, 1962

Chapter 9: Civil Rights, Integration, and School Reform, 1954-1980
Septima Clark, Ready From Within, 1900
Supreme Court of the United States, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, 1954
Kenneth B. Clark, How Children Learn About Race, 1950
School Desegregation in the South: Little Rock, 1957
School Desegregation in the North: Boston, 1965

Chapter 10: Rights and Opportunities in American Education, 1965-1980
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the Great Society, 1965
Supreme Court of the United States, Tinker, et al. v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, 1969
Title IX, The Education Amendments of 1972
Public Law 94-142, Education for All Handicapped Children Act, 1975
Viva La Raza! Community Control in Chicago, 1974
Dillon Platero, The Rough Rock Demonstration School, Navajo Nation, 1970

Chapter 11: Reform Efforts of the 1980s and 1990s
National Commission on Excellence in Education, A Nation At Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform, 1983
Ann Bastian, et al., Choosing Equality: The Case for Democratic Schooling, 1985
Sonia Nieto, Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, 1992
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., The Disuniting of America, 1991
David C. Berliner and Bruce J. Biddle, The Manufactured Crisis, 1995
Herbert Kohl, The Discipline of Hope, 1998

Bibliography: For Further Reading
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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Education United States History, Schools United States History