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Author Justice, Benjamin, 1971-

Title The war that wasn't : religious conflict and compromise in the common schools of New York State, 1865-1900 / Benjamin Justice
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 285 pages) : illustrations
Contents Explaining the history of religion in public schools -- Democracy trumps theocracy : the secular origins of the common school system in New York -- Religion in post-bellum state and local governance -- Politics, religion, and district schooling -- Religious use of the district schoolhouse -- Religious exercises in district schools -- Local control, religion, and urban schooling -- Religious exercises in urban schools -- Public funds for religious schools -- Explanations and implications
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-280) and index
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Subject Church and education -- New York (State) -- History -- 19th century.
Church and state -- New York (State) -- History -- 19th century.
Religion in the public schools -- New York (State) -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004013799
ISBN 0791462110 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
1423748611 (electronic bk.)
9780791462119 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9781423748618 (electronic bk.)