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    The Role of Education in American History

    A Memorandum for the Committee Advising the Fund for the Advancement of Education in Regard to This Subject

    Richard J. Storr
    The author wrote this essay during the 1950s for the Ford Foundation's Fund for the Advancement of Education, which at that time was encouraging historians to take a fresh look at history of education. Intended to stimulate discussion within the Fund's Committee on the Role of Education in American History, the essay, here condensed, was never published. In his attempt to broaden the range of research concerns for educational historians, Professor Storr explored the meanings of education as it contributed to the making of the American character. The author was asked to add commentary, set here in italics to distinguish it from the original text. Storr's reflections arc as pertinent to scholarship today as they were to the revitalization of history of education twenty years ago.

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    Fall 1976 Issue

    Abstracts

    Introduction
    The History of the History of American Education, 1900-1976
    The Uses of the Past
    Sol Cohen
    The Role of Education in American History
    A Memorandum for the Committee Advising the Fund for the Advancement of Education in Regard to This Subject
    Richard J. Storr
    Ways of Seeing
    An Essay on the History of Compulsory Schooling
    David B. Tyack
    Conflict and Consensus Revisited
    Notes toward a Reinterpretation of American Educational History
    Carl F. Kaestle
    From Religion to Politics
    Debates and Confrontations over American College Governance in the Mid-Eighteenth Century
    Jurgen Herbst
    Education for Freedom
    Children's Fiction in Jacksonian America
    Anne Scott MacLeod
    Before Home Start
    Notes toward a History of Parent Education in America, 1897-1929
    Steven L. Schlossman
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