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Horace Mann’s Troubling Legacy: The Education of Democratic Citizens (review)

Horace Mann’s Troubling Legacy: The Education of Democratic Citizens (review) also contextualizes Brown's plans for the raid on Harpers Ferry, showing how a rapidly changing situation on the ground and the Old Man's desire for a fearful political effect led him to sacrifice what could have been a modest military success. Discarding biographical narrative for hardedged analysis (the book contains more than 100 pages of notes), McGlone has set down a marker for the next generation of Brown scholars. This book was worth the wait. jonathan earle jonatha n earle, associate professor of history at the University of Kansas, is the author of John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2008) and Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil, 1824­1854 (University of North Carolina Press, 2004). He is currently at work on a book on the election of 1860 for Oxford University Press's Pivotal Moments in American History series. Horace Mann's Troubling Legacy: The Education of Democratic Citizens. By Bob Pepperman Taylor. (Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2010. Pp. 192. Cloth, $34.95.) In Horace Mann's Troubling Legacy, Bob Pepperman Taylor explores the causes and consequences of America's decision to make civic education central to its defense of public schools. He http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

Horace Mann’s Troubling Legacy: The Education of Democratic Citizens (review)

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 1 (3) – Aug 12, 2011

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also contextualizes Brown's plans for the raid on Harpers Ferry, showing how a rapidly changing situation on the ground and the Old Man's desire for a fearful political effect led him to sacrifice what could have been a modest military success. Discarding biographical narrative for hardedged analysis (the book contains more than 100 pages of notes), McGlone has set down a marker for the next generation of Brown scholars. This book was worth the wait. jonathan earle jonatha n earle, associate professor of history at the University of Kansas, is the author of John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2008) and Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil, 1824­1854 (University of North Carolina Press, 2004). He is currently at work on a book on the election of 1860 for Oxford University Press's Pivotal Moments in American History series. Horace Mann's Troubling Legacy: The Education of Democratic Citizens. By Bob Pepperman Taylor. (Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2010. Pp. 192. Cloth, $34.95.) In Horace Mann's Troubling Legacy, Bob Pepperman Taylor explores the causes and consequences of America's decision to make civic education central to its defense of public schools. He

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Aug 12, 2011

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