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Re: Public Schools in the Midwest during the Civil War?

I was able to find less for teachers' colleges and common schools:

Call School: Rural Education in the Midwest to 1918. Paul Theobald 1995 http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/954840445

The antebellum college in the old northwest ; higher education and the defining of the midwest / Kenneth H Wheeler; Randolph Roth 1999 http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53225022

Michigan institutions of higher education in the Civil War. Willis Frederick Dunbar
1964 English Book 123 pages illustrations 23 cm Lansing, http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/560327437

Re: Public Schools in the Midwest during the Civil War?

Hi Peter,

I tried an ugly-but-inclusive search in WorldCat FirstSearch, which MSU labels as “WorldCat (OCLC) https://libguides.lib.msu.edu/az.php . The search, which you can copy-and-paste directly into the keyword box, was:
(midwest or "mid west" or illinois or iowa or ohio or michigan or wisconsin or indiana) AND ("civil war" or antebellum or "ante bellum") AND ("public school*" or "primary educa*" or "school house*" or schoolhouse)

I purposely used a slightly wider net to ensure I didn't miss anything. I hope at least some of these works are useful.

CFP NYC 2019 Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies

The following CFP might be of interest to H-Education members exploring the role of storytelling by/on famous historical figures in teaching and learning practices. 

CMCS 8th International Conference
Bridging Gaps: Re-Fashioning Stories for Celebrity Counterpublics

The Terrace Club / Club Quarters (across NBC)
New York City, USA

August 30 – September 1, 2019

Abstract deadline: March 18, 2019


TOC: History of Education Quarterly Volume 59 / Issue 1, February 2019

Building a Constituency for Racial Integration: Chicago's Magnet Schools and the Prehistory of School Choice
Nicholas Kryczka 
History of Education Quarterly, Volume 59 / Issue 1, February 2019, pp 1 - 34
doi: 10.1017/heq.2018.49 Published Online on 31 January 2019

Equalizing Resources vs. Retaining Black Political Power: Paradoxes of an Urban-Suburban School District Merger in Durham, North Carolina, 1958–1996
Esther Cyna 
History of Education Quarterly, Volume 59 / Issue 1, February 2019, pp 35 - 64

ISCHE SWG "History of educational funding (1800-2000)" - CFP closes on January 31 !

ISCHE  41  (16 – 20 July 2019)  –  Porto, Portugal

SWG – The History of Educational Funding:
Models, Debates and Policies in an International Perspective (1800-2000)

Deadline:  January  31,  2019

Aims of the SWG

CFP for ISCHE 41 :

1. Discussing sources, tools and methods