How to Write a History Textbook: The Willard–Willson Debate over History Education in the Common School Era

  title={How to Write a History Textbook: The Willard–Willson Debate over History Education in the Common School Era},
  author={Peter B. Knupfer},
  journal={History of Education Quarterly},
  pages={257 - 287}
The essay reinterprets the 1845–1847 pamphlet war between Emma Willard and Marcius Willson, authors of popular history schoolbooks. Willson publicly attacked the accuracy and literary quality of history schoolbooks by eight leading authors, with particular attention to Willard's, just as he was publishing his first school history. Willard and Willson practiced different kinds of history authorship that reflected their different backgrounds, intellectual milieus, and professional circumstances… 
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