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Irish vs. Yankees: A Social History of the Boston Schools

ISBN : 9780190681579

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¥12,628
Author: 
James W. Sanders
Pages
240 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
163 x 242 mm
Pub date
Mar 2018
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Boston entered the twentieth century as an Irish Catholic city, no longer the Yankee town of its Puritan past. The dominance of the Irish Catholic population gave it political control of the city, and significantly, control of the public schools. Unlike in other American cities, Boston Catholics had little need for a large or influential parochial system: they had the School Committee, school principals, and the teachers. In Irish vs. Yankees, James W. Sanders considers the interplay of social forces in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that led to the political rise of the Irish Catholic over the native Brahmin and the way this development shaped Boston's school system.

Index: 

Acknowledgments
Preface
Chapter 1: Hopeful Beginnings, 1808-1823
Chapter 2: Laying the Cornerstone, 1825-1846
Chapter 3: Peace at Almost Any Price, 1846-1866
Chapter 4: Religion over All, 1866-1907
Chapter 5: Catholic Schools Triumphant? 1907-1944
Chapter 6: Public School/Catholic School: 1914-World War II
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

About the author: 

James W. Sanders is Professor Emeritus of Educational History at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York where he taught for more than forty years. He is the author of The Education of an Urban Minority: Catholics in Chicago: 1833-1965. He was previously a member of the Jesuit order.

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