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Aristocratic Education and the Making of the American Republic

Mark Boonshoft


Following the American Revolution, it was a cliché that the new republic's future depended on widespread, informed citizenship. However, instead of immediately creating the common schools--accessible, elementary education--that seemed necessary to create such a citizenry, the Federalists in power founded one of the most ubiquitous but forgotten institutions of early American life: academies, privately run but state-chartered secondary schools that offered European-style education primarily for elites. By 1800, academies had become the most widely incorporated institutions besides churches and ... More

Keywords: Education, American Revolution, Federalists, Political History, Segregation, Citizenship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469661360
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469661360.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Boonshoft, author
Duquesne University

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