The Amistad Slave Revolt and American Abolition

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The baby boomers born in the period from the end of World War II until the early 1960s are beginning to get old. What are some of the different forms which a nation can take? A census carried out in 1850 revealed that there were 961,719 people in the United States that had been born in Ireland. Zebulon Brockway (NY) founded and ran the Elmira Reformatory using the advice given by Wines and Dwight's report. A section titled "The New Scholar," which brings together a diversity of American children as related to schools and education, illustrates the complicated “choreography of democracy” that was enacted in schools across the country, Perry said. (The exhibition space includes a hands-on replica of a 19th-century schoolroom, outfitted with benches, slates, switches and books for and about children.) The 19th-century belief in the transformative power of education is exemplified in Eastman Johnson's Boyhood of Abraham Lincoln, which depicts a young Lincoln, his face glowing, reading before a fire.

Pages: 101

Publisher: Linnet Books (May 1997)

ISBN: 0208024395

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