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The Resource Learning to read and write in Colonial America, E. Jennifer Monaghan

Learning to read and write in Colonial America, E. Jennifer Monaghan

Label
Learning to read and write in Colonial America
Title
Learning to read and write in Colonial America
Statement of responsibility
E. Jennifer Monaghan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"E. Jennifer Monaghan brings to life the process of learning to read and write in colonial America. Ranging throughout the colonies from New Hampshire to Georgia, she examines the instruction of girls and boys, Native Americans and enslaved Africans, the privileged and the poor, revealing the sometimes wrenching impact of literacy acquisition on the lives of learners." "For the most part, religious motives underlay reading instruction in colonial America while secular motives led to writing instruction. Monaghan illuminates the history of these activities through a series of deeply researched and readable case studies. An Anglican missionary battles mosquitoes and loneliness to teach the New York Mohawks to write in their own tongue. Puritan fathers model scriptural reading for their children as they struggle with bereavement. Boys in writing schools, preparing for careers in counting houses, wield their quill pens in the difficult task of mastering a "good hand." Benjamin Franklin learns how to compose essays with no teacher but himself. Young orphans in Georgia write precocious letters to their benefactor, George Whitefield, while schools from Rhode Island to South Carolina teach enslaved black children to read but never to write." "As she tells these stories, Monaghan clears new pathways in the analysis of colonial literacy. She pioneers in exploring the implications of the separation of reading and writing instruction, a topic that still resonates in today's classrooms."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Monaghan, E. Jennifer
Dewey number
302.2/244/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC151
LC item number
.M66 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in print culture and the history of the book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literacy
  • Literacy
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • Alphabétisation
  • Livres et lecture
  • Alphabétisation
  • Livres et lecture
  • Books and reading
  • Literacy
  • United States
  • Bildung
  • Lesefähigkeit
  • USA
Label
Learning to read and write in Colonial America, E. Jennifer Monaghan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-460) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Literacy and the law in orthodox New England -- Literacy and the Indians of Massachusetts Bay -- Books read by children at home and at school -- Death and literacy in two devout Boston families -- The literacy mission of the S.P.G -- Literacy and the Mohawks -- Schools, schoolteachers, and schoolchildren -- The rise of the spelling book -- Literacy instruction and the enslaved -- Writing instruction -- The new world of children's books -- Literacy in three families of the 1770s
Control code
ocm57143087
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 491 pages
Isbn
9781558494862
Lccn
2004027600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57143087
  • (OCoLC)57143087
Label
Learning to read and write in Colonial America, E. Jennifer Monaghan
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-460) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Literacy and the law in orthodox New England -- Literacy and the Indians of Massachusetts Bay -- Books read by children at home and at school -- Death and literacy in two devout Boston families -- The literacy mission of the S.P.G -- Literacy and the Mohawks -- Schools, schoolteachers, and schoolchildren -- The rise of the spelling book -- Literacy instruction and the enslaved -- Writing instruction -- The new world of children's books -- Literacy in three families of the 1770s
Control code
ocm57143087
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 491 pages
Isbn
9781558494862
Lccn
2004027600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57143087
  • (OCoLC)57143087

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