An Illustrated history & description Of Schools in the 18th & 19th Centurys.

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30 Old-time Schools and School-books
For a long time the fear of Indian invasion had a tendency to hold the settlers closely together, and in some of the towns it was forbidden to build beyond
A Salem Schoolhouse with Whipping-post in the near Street. From a drawing made about 1770.
a fixed distance of one or two miles from the meeting­house. But now that the savages had been thor­oughly subdued, the people began to push out into the wilderness, and new towns were planted and added to the commonwealth in quick succession. Many of them had no village nucleus. They either consisted of widely scattered farms, or of several isolated hamlets. The old towns, too, sent forth new shoots, and developed outlying neighborhoods. Thus the schooling of the children presented new
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