The New World Compared With The Old; A Description Of The American Government, Institutions, And Enterprises, And Of Those Of Our Great Rivals At The  by George Alfred Townsend

The New World Compared With The Old; A Description Of The American Government, Institutions, And…

byGeorge Alfred Townsend

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1869. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHARTER IX. NATIONAL ART AND EDUCATION. Kbools, universities, and institutions of art and literature in England and America. -- A particular account of Oxford and Cambridge. ^ E have now reached a subject in -which the extremes of poverty and munificence arc manifested by our country. Compared with Great Britain, or, indeed, with any modern nation, wo are splendidly endowed with elementary schools, and enjoy in cheap and convenient variety all tnc advantages of public libraries and popular literature. The American people give voluntary and general support to the l'nnting-press, which maybe called the main engine of republicanism. But to the very highest developments of education, and to monumental art, the State does not think it wise to extend its organized assistance. "0 are, therefore, in the infancy of a great state, if measured by our architectural monuments and by our largest universities. The demands of the period with us arc not for culture, but for usefulness. The most imposing of our institutions is, perhaps, the Patent Office, -- that mighty depository of the mechanical triumphs of our nation, displayed in the course of our grand campaign toward reducing the ffiMcriK"ss and utilizing the products of the ground. But the most thorough and beneficent of our general institutions is, undoubtedly, our vast system of common schools; for which we tax the people, in of the grievous church-rates levied upon unwilling millions of Englishmen. In 18G5 there were twelve thousand nine hundred and fifty schools, or departments of schools, for the laboring classes in all Great Briton, taught by about twelve thousand teachers, and attended by one million two hundred and forty-six thousand children. In the State of New York, alone, hi 1862, there were one million &#8226...

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Title:The New World Compared With The Old; A Description Of The American Government, Institutions, And…Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.54 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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