How did early Americans educate their children? How and when did Americans create a formal system of public education?
In this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Johann Neem, a Professor of History at Western Washington University and author of Democracy’s Schools: The Rise of Public Education in America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017), joins us to further explore how early Americans educated their children and how early American children learned the trades they would practice later in life.
You can listen to the podcast here.
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