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" The education of all ranks of people was made the care and expense of the public, in a manner unknown to any other people, ancient or modern, so that a native American, who cannot read and write, is as rare an appearance as a comet or an earthquake. "
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, FROM THE DISCOVERY OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENT - Page 324
by GEORGE BANCROFT - 1857
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History of the United States of America: From the Discovery of the ..., Volume 3

George Bancroft - United States - 1883
...foundations of colleges, and made provision by law that every town should be furnished with a grammar school. The education of all ranks of people was made the...as rare an appearance as a comet or an earthquake. " There seems to be a direct and formal design on foot in Great Britain to enslave all America. Be...
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History of the United States of America: from the discovery of the continent

George Bancroft - United States - 1884
...foundations of colleges, and made provision by law that every town should be furnished with a grammar school. The education of all ranks of people was made the...expense of the public, in a manner unknown to any other peo, ple, ancient or modern ; so that a native American who can( not read and write is as rare an appearance...
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The American Historical Review

John Franklin Jameson, Henry Eldridge Bourne, Robert Livingston Schuyler - History - 1899
...destitute of a grammar schoolmaster for a few months, and subjected it to a heavy penalty. So that the education of all ranks of people was made the care and expense of the public, in a manner that I believe has been unknown to any other people, ancient or modern. . . . The consequences of these...
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HISTORY OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

GEORGE BANCROFT - 1896
...foundations of colleges, and made provision by law that every town should be furnished with a grammar school. The education of all ranks of people was made the...as rare an appearance as a comet or an earthquake. " There seems to be a direct and formal design on foot in Great Britain to enslave all America. Be...
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The American Historical Review

John Franklin Jameson, Henry Eldridge Bourne, Robert Livingston Schuyler - History - 1899
...destitute of a grammar schoolmaster for a few months, and subjected it to a heavy penalty. So that the education of all ranks of people was made the care and expense of the public, in a manner that I believe has been unknown to any other people, ancient or modern. . . . The consequences of these...
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Historic Side-lights

Howard Payson Arnold - History - 1899 - 330 pages
...destitute of a grammar-school master for a few months and subjected it to a heavy penalty. So that the education of all ranks of people was made the care and expense of the public in a manner that, I believe, has been unknown to any other people, ancient or modern." It was Mr. Hollis's whim...
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Intellectual Life in America: A History

Lewis Perry - History - 1989 - 461 pages
...printing, with impressive consequences for the intellect: INTELLECTUAL LIFE IN AMERICA A native of America who cannot read and write is as rare an appearance as a Jacobite [a partisan of old-style monarchy] or a Roman Catholic, that is, as rare as a comet or an...
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The Strength of a People: The Idea of an Informed Citizenry in America, 1650 ...

Richard D. Brown - History - 1997 - 252 pages
...knowledge"18 that was undergirded by the schools and colleges Puritan leaders had established by law. "The education of all ranks of people was made the care and expence of the public,"19 Adams explained. "To propagate and perpetuate knowledge," Puritan settlers...
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Early Modern Liberalism

Annabel Patterson - History - 1997 - 314 pages
...and public expense. And the consequence of this commitment, Adams added, is that "a native of America who cannot read and write is as rare an appearance as a Jacobite or a Roman Catholic, that is, as rare as a comet or an earthquake" (3:456). It begins to come...
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MURDER MOST FOUL

Karen HALTTUNEN - History - 1998 - 322 pages
...to meet a growing popular demand. The sharp rise in elementary literacy prompted John Adams to boast that "a native American who cannot read and write is as rare as a comet or an earthquake." Bookstores became a common feature of the commercial landscape, and their...
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