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Author Speicher, Allison, author

Title Schooling readers : reading common schools in nineteenth-century American fiction / Allison Speicher
Published Tuscaloosa : University Alabama Press, 2016
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Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Pedagogues and Performers; 2. Combatants and Collaborators; 3. Teachers and Temptresses; 4. Parents and Patrons; Conclusion; Appendix: Archive of Common School Narratives; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary "Investigates a hitherto-unexplored popular fiction genre that spanned the 1830s to the 1880s, that of the "common school" story. These stories, primarily published in periodicals and magazines, and typically told from teachers' perspectives, represent the experiences of students and teachers in common (free, unregulated) schools of the nineteenth century"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Education in literature
Students in literature
Teachers in literature
American fiction.
EDUCATION -- Philosophy & Social Aspects.
Education in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
Students in literature.
Teachers in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0817389911 (electronic bk.)
9780817389918 (electronic bk.)