Conference: The Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850, February, 2014.
Panel: Early Attempts at Enlightened Education in the New Republic
A 3rd presenter is sought to complete this panel. The panel will focus on:
During the years following the Revolution, Americans were concerned with the educational foundations of the New Republic. Republican thinkers including Thomas Jefferson and Dr. Benjamin Rush advocated for a dramatic shift in how Americans should be educated. Their plans derived from enlightened theories of a democratic education for all. This panel will address specifically how French reformers and emigrants brought a more inclusive enlightened perspective to American schools. Both Brissot de Warvilleís involvement in the Philadelphia Quaker Schools for Blacks and E.I. DuPontís and Victorine DuPontís establishment of an ecumenical Sunday school for workers reveals a cosmopolitan point of view on education on the eve of the Nineteenth century.
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