William McGuffey: Mentor to American Industry
Thanks to William Holmes McGuffey, frontier America's literacy rate was the world's highest, producing four generations of American leadership in the arts, science, and engineering. In his much-loved series of ?readers, ? McGuffey revolutionized education in America, merging basic principles with classic readings.
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