By Eve Kornfeld
Amid the conflict for American independence and the fight to invent a federal govt, American progressive leaders and intellectuals sought additionally to create an American tradition that will unify a territory of monstrous local, ethnic, and non secular range. In a cosmopolitan, but obtainable, interpretive narrative, Eve Kornfeld examines the efforts of Noah Webster, Benjamin Rush, George Washington, Judith Sargent Murray, David Ramsay, Mercy Otis Warren, and others to invent a countrywide literature, narrate a narrative of nationhood, and train a various humans for virtuous republican citizenship. one of the 31 records following the narrative are early makes an attempt at American epic poetry, excerpts from the 1st narrative histories of the U.S., and commentaries at the position of ladies and Indians in nationwide existence. Headnotes to the records, reproductions of early work and pix, a chronology, questions for attention, a bibliography, and an index also are integrated.
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In the early Republic, race and gender limited citizenship itself. Thus few intellectuals even considered the question of education for people of color or women. Samuel Harrison Smith judged the issue of “female instruction” to be too controversial for comment. Those who did dare to comment on “female 14 Samuel Knox, An Essay on the Best System of Liberal Education, Adapted to the Genius of the Government of the United States (Baltimore, 1799), reprinted in Essays on Education in the Early Republic, 271–372, quotation on 288.
Because “the actions and affairs of men are subject to as regular and uniform laws, as other events” in nature, the study of history is “the most important of all our philosophical speculations” and a “source of the sublimest moral improvement,” one New England minister/historian declared. ” Indeed, it was difﬁcult to imagine a nation without a history of its own. 1 Thus the intellectuals of the early Republic approached historical writing with a double vision. Although they believed that history must reﬂect “the true image of a nation,” they also understood that historians created and projected a national identity for domestic and foreign consumption.
Smith, the young editor of the Jeffersonian National Intelligencer of Philadelphia, sought “harmony at home and respect abroad” through a national school system for boys between ﬁve and eighteen years of age. ” His linguistic association of “ignorance,” “parent,” “nurse,” and “slavery” perfectly symbolized Knox’s suspicion of domestic tutors, private schools, and religious denominational rivalry. Both of these essays, given the stamp of approval of the leading learned society in America, stressed the need for a homogeneous moral education to Pictured on the cover of this volume Charles Willson Peale, “Autobiography,” 272, in The Collected Papers of Charles Willson Peale and His Family, ed.