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Chapter 1. The School in Colonial America, 1620-1770 Introduction 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 Introduction 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 Introduction 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 Introduction 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 Introduction 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 Introduction 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 Introduction 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 Introduction 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 Introduction 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 Sources and Credits