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McGuffey Readers

sold 122,000,000 copies and exerted profound moral and cultural effect in mid 19th-century America. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 509]
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Roland McCook, the great-great grandson of Ouray and Chipeta, best expressed the young Ute student's attitude toward the boarding school textbooks, primarily the McGuffey Reader, by saying that the books had "no real meaning" to Ute children (Witherspoon, 1993; McCook, 2006).
The most prominent textbook of the 19th century, the McGuffey Reader, was filled with biblical tales, poems and stories laden with moral lessons.
Williams Holmes McGuffey was the author of the McGuffey Readers that were used as school texts beginning in the 1800's.
Also, this chapter narrates the growth in theater-building, Californian gold diggers, McGuffey readers, the popularity of Shakespeare dubs, and the evolution of Shakespeare parodies and burlesque.
Murray traces this sense of responsibility to the McGuffey Readers, explaining that
20) Originals naturally vary in price and condition, but the entire revised 1879 collection may be downloaded or read free of charge from numerous online sources, including the contemporary Internet sites Project Gutenberg, McGuffey's Readers World, or The McGuffey Readers.
of Findlay) provides a biography of William McGuffey (1800-1873), who wrote the McGuffey Readers, originally published in the 1830s, used in schools, and influencing many American industrialists and presidents.
1 Bible 6000,000,000 2 Quotations of the Works of Mao Tse-tung 800,000,000 3 American Spelling Book 100,000,000 4 The Guinness Book of Records 81,000,000 5 The McGuffey Readers 60,000,000 6 A Message to Garcia 50,000,000 7 World Almanac 40,000,000 8 The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care 39,200,000 9 Valley of the Dolls 30,000,000 10 In His Steps 'What Would Jesus Do?
Michael Kirst notes that the widely read McGuffey readers, first published in 1836, openly preached the Protestant ethic, while Catharine Beecher "urged that the school teach the importance of fresh air, loose clothing, simple diet, and exercise.
One site encapsulates these arguments: "The McGuffey Readers were a better reading system than anything that exists in a school today .