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Benjamin Franklin

The Old Library Company of Pennsylvania (founded by Franklin)

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Noah Webster

One of Noah Webster's "American" textbooks

The cover of Noah Webster's "Blue-back Speller"

Benjamin Rush

The Land Ordinances of 1785 and 1787
Monitorial Instruction

A monitorial classroom

Early American Colleges
The Dartmouth College Case
The Yale Report of 1828
Education in early New Harmony, Indiana
An instance of discipline in an Early National school.