Joseph Gales and Education Reform in North Carolina, 1799-1841

January 2009
North Carolina Historical Review;Jan2009, Vol. 86 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The article discusses the role of the printer Joseph Gales in the formation of the educational system and its reform in North Carolina in the early 19th century. Discussion is offered citing the popular resistance in North Carolina to the establishment of public schools. Gales' successful use of mass media printing to advocate and spread the educational theories and philosophies of the wider intellectual culture of the United States is highlighted. Further discussion is given examining the dynamics of North Carolina and those who resisted the movement.


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