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How did early Americans educate their children? How and when did Americans create a formal system of public education?
You sent me these questions for Episode 200: Everyday Life in Early America. You also said you wanted to know more about how early American boys and girls learned the trades they would practice later in life.
Johann Neem, a Professor of History at Western Washington University and author of Democracy’s Schools: The Rise of Public Education in America, joins us to further explore how early Americans educated their children and how early American children learned the trades they would practice later in life.
Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/266
- Episode 050: Marla Miller, Betsy Ross
- Episode 083: Jared Hardesty, Unfreedom: Slavery in Colonial Boston
- Episode 169: Thomas Kidd, The Religious Life of Benjamin Franklin
- Episode 200: Everyday Life in Early America
- Episode 207: Nick Bunker, Young Benjamin Franklin
- Episode 239: Joseph Adelman, Post & Travel in Early America
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