Textbook, "New McGuffey Second Reader," Revised Edition, Published 1901

Summary

The McGuffey Readers were a textbook series used in schools throughout the United States during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Readers emphasized the fundamental skills of reading and writing but included stories on a wide range of subject matter. The books were also intended to develop proper character in children, and had an overtone of religion.

The McGuffey Readers were a textbook series used in schools throughout the United States during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Readers emphasized the fundamental skills of reading and writing but included stories on a wide range of subject matter. The books were also intended to develop proper character in children, and had an overtone of religion.

Artifact

Book

Date Made

1901

Creators

McGuffey, William Holmes, 1800-1873 

American Book Company 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Written by William Holmes McGuffey. Published 1901 by American Book Company, New York, New York.

Collection Title

Book Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

37.826.2

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 5.125 in

Inscriptions

Printed on cover: THE NEW / MCGUFFEY / SECOND / READER / AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY

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