The Escuela Moderna Movement of Francisco Ferrer: “Por la Verdad y la Justicia”

  title={The Escuela Moderna Movement of Francisco Ferrer: “Por la Verdad y la Justicia”},
  author={Geoffrey C. Fidler},
  journal={History of Education Quarterly},
  pages={103 - 132}
Ferrer's modern school movement has recently been brought to the attention of English-speaking educational historians in the scholarly work of Paul Avrich on American Anarchism and (in a somewhat more popular vein) in the writings of Joel Spring. However, apart from a considerable range of contemporary and near-contemporary biographical accounts, the majority of which are either uncritically sympathetic or overtly hostile, there still exists no “definitive” and scholarly biography of the… 

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