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McGuffey's eclectic primer

McGuffey's eclectic primer
Author(s): 
William Holmes McGuffey
Description: 
William Holmes McGuffey was hired in the 1830s by Truman and Smith, a Cincinnati publishing firm, to write schoolbooks appropriate for children in the expanding nation. His eclectic readers were graded, meaning a student started with the primer and, as his reading abilities improved, moved from the first through the sixth reader. Religious instruction is not included, but a strong moral code is encouraged with stories in which hard work and virtue are rewarded and misdeeds and sloth are punished.
Call Number: 
428.6 McG
Format: 
Book