The War That Wasn't: Religious Conflict and Compromise in by Benjamin Justice

By Benjamin Justice

An bold and well timed examine the function of faith in long island State's early public schools.

Historians of faith and public education usually specialise in clash and Bible Wars, pitting Catholics and Protestants opposed to each other in palpitating narratives of the embattled improvement of yankee public education. The conflict That Wasn’t tells a distinct tale, arguing that during nineteenth-century ny kingdom a civil method of democratic, neighborhood keep watch over resulted in changes and compromises way over discord and sour clash. within the a long time after the Civil battle, New Yorkers from rural, one-room faculties to important urban districts hammered out numerous how one can reconcile public schooling and non secular variety. This e-book recounts their tales in pleasant and compelling aspect. the typical college approach of latest York kingdom controlled to maintain the peace in the course of a time of spiritual and ethnic pluralism, sooner than sweeping academic reforms ended lots of those compromises by means of the flip of the 20 th century.

Benjamin Justice is Assistant Professor of schooling and historical past at Rutgers University.

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The War That Wasn't: Religious Conflict and Compromise in the Common Schools of New York State, 1865-1900

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