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Edmund L. Drago

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780823229376

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823229376.001.0001

Education and Nation Building

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(p.50) 5 Education and Nation Building
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Confederate Phoenix
Author(s):

Edmund L. Drago

Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823229376.003.0006

This chapter examines the situation of education and nation building in South Carolina after the Civil War. By 1864, South Carolina educators were creating a children's literature and textbook movement designed to prepare the young to take their places in the New Republic. The task of nation building in South Carolina was made more difficult by an educational system that was premodern.

Keywords:   education, nation building, South Carolina, Civil War, educators, children's literature, New Republic, educational system

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