Textbook, "McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader," Revised Edition 1879, Published 1907

Summary

The McGuffey Readers textbook series was used in American schools 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 subjects from many sources (hence, "eclectic"). The books were also intended to develop proper character in children, and had a religious overtone.

The McGuffey Readers textbook series was used in American schools 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 subjects from many sources (hence, "eclectic"). The books were also intended to develop proper character in children, and had a religious overtone.

Artifact

Book

Date Made

1907

Creators

McGuffey, Alexander H. (Alexander Hamilton), 1816-1896 

American Book Company 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Written by Alexander McGuffey. This revised edition published by American Book Company in 1907.

Collection Title

Book Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2013.0.5.13

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 5.25 in

Inscriptions

Printed on cover: MCGUFFEY'S / FIFTH / ECLECTIC / READER / REVISED / EDITION / AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY

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