Stock Image

One-Room Schools of the Middle West: An Illustrated History

Fuller, Wayne E.

2 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0700606378 / ISBN 13: 9780700606375
Published by University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., 1994
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
Buy Used
Price: US$ 75.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

Offered By

Monroe Street Books
Middlebury, VT, U.S.A.

4-star rating

AbeBooks Seller Since December 5, 1997

About this Item

Hardcover, 139 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Record # 458393. Bookseller Inventory # 458393

Quantity Available: 1

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: One-Room Schools of the Middle West: An ...

Publisher: University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

The Midwest's one-room schools were, Fuller observes, the most democratic in the nation. Located in small, independent school districts, these schools virtually wiped out illiteracy, promoted democratic values, and opened up new vistas beyond the borders of their students' lives. Entire communities, Fuller shows, revolved around these schools. At various times they were used as churches, polling places, sites of political caucuses, and meeting halls for local organizations. But as America urbanized and the movement to consolidate took hold in rural counties, these little centers of learning were left at the margins of the educational system. Some were torn down, some left to weather away, some sold at auction, and still others transformed into museums. Despite its demise, Fuller argues, here was a school system that worked. His book offers a timely reminder of what schools can accomplish when communities work closely together to educate their children.

From the Back Cover:

"Fuller is the nation's authority on the history of rural education. He offers in this volume new insights into the rise and fall of one-room schools and shows how they fostered a sense of community, parental support, and grass roots democracy. His book will have a strong appeal for college courses in rural history, social history, and the history of education; yet it is also very accessible for a much wider general audience. . . . A remarkable achievement."--William J. Reese, editor of History of Education Quarterly and author of The Social History of American Education

"Told with economy and grace, Fuller's study should spur the burgeoning interest nationwide in the recognition, recreation, and preservation of our rural school heritage. It could become a virtual bible among local and state societies committed to preserving this heritage."--David L. Angus, School of Education, University of Michigan

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We have an open shop. Hours are: 9AM to 6PM Monday-Saturday and 11AM to 6 PM Sundays. The shop is located at 1485 Route 7 North, 2 miles north of downtown Middlebury, VT. We are located at Paquette self-storage across from Euclide Quenell Farm (It's Vermont!) and have over 150,000 books. Some have said we're the best used book store in the State and Book Lover's Guide has listed us as a "must see." So if you're out our way, please stop in.(When weather VERY bad, please call ahead. We do close during snow storms, etc.)

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Monroe Street Books. Owners: Richard and Flanzy Chodkowski. Mailing address: Monroe Street Books, 70 Monroe Street, Middlebury, Vermont 05753 USA. Store Located at: 1485 Route 7 North, Middlebury, Vermont 05753 USA. Phone: 1-802-398-2200 Email: books@monroestreetbooks.com
Books are offered subject to availability. Vermont residents please add 7% sales tax. We accept check, money orders, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover Card. Phone or Email reservations are encouraged. If you reach...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Books are shipped via United States Postal Service. Shipping is $5 1st bk, $2 each additional. Priority is $8/ 1st bk. International shipping is extra and varies by size, weight and destination country. Oversize +/or overweight will cost more. May be returned within seven days of receipt. (Please call or email ahead.) Payment should accompany all orders. Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal