Perfecting Childhood: Horace Mann and the Origins of Public Education in the United States

@article{Finkelstein1990PerfectingCH,
  title={Perfecting Childhood: Horace Mann and the Origins of Public Education in the United States},
  author={Barbara J. Finkelstein},
  journal={Biography},
  year={1990},
  volume={13},
  pages={20 - 6}
}
Linking life experiences and social changes, this essay focuses on Horace Mann's early educational experiences in New England as the source of a vision of public education so persuasive as to form the intellectual and moral scaffolding on which public education would be built and the lives of the young irreversibly altered. 
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