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American Primers opens new perspectives on the history of education, the history of American society, and the history of printing and graphic arts in the United States. With access to American Primers on microfiche, the scholar can trace changing methods of teaching reading, including repeated attempts to reform English spelling; follow evolving styles of illustrations; and study changes in content as strict sectarian control waned and secular influences increased.
Dissertations often provide the only information on a particular topic, and surface primary research unavailable in other formats.
Multimedia resources open up new avenues of exploration into a human rights hero’s life and legacy.