The origin, history and character of the New England primer being a series of articles contributed to "The Cambridge chronicle" by George Livermore

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Published by C.F. Heartman in New York .

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Statementby George Livermore
SeriesHeartman"s historical series -- no. 11, Selected Americana from Sabin"s Dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time -- 41568
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination94 p.
Number of Pages94
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Open LibraryOL14640146M

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History. The New England Primer was first published between and by printer Benjamin Harris, who had come to Boston in to escape the brief Catholic ascendancy under James was based largely upon The Protestant Tutor, which he had published in England, and was the first reading primer designed for the American Colonies.

The selections in the New England Primer varied. The origin, history and character of the New England primer: Being a series of articles contributed to "The Cambridge chronicle, ".

The New-England Primer: A History of Its Origin and Development; with a Reprint of the Unique Copy of the Earliest Known Edition and Many Facsimile Illustrations and Reproductions The book-lovers' library: Editor: Paul Leicester Ford: Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company, Original from: the New York Public Library: Digitized: 5/5(2).

The origin, history and character of the New England primer: being a series of articles contributed to "The Cambridge chronicle". The New-England primer; a history of its origin and development; with a reprint of the unique copy of the earliest known edition and many facsimile illustrations and reproductions by Ford, Paul Leicester, Pages:   The New England Primer was the first textbook ever printed in America and was used to teach reading and Bible lessons in our schools until the twentieth century.

Scholars agree that most, if not all, of the Founding Fathers were taught to read and write using The New England Primer, a textbook which is unsurpassed to this day for its. The New-England Primer, the principal textbook for millions of colonists and early Americans.

First compiled and published about by Benjamin Harris, a British journalist who emigrated to Boston, the primer remained in use for more than years. Although often called “the little Bible of New. The New England Primer was one of several textbooks during the early establishment of the thirteen colonies.

Its profound texts were used to educate the early colonists and many of our founding fathers. Learning from these texts shows the importance of Christianity in American history.

The New England Primer. The book cited by Heartman as the predecessor of the New England Primer is The Protestant Tutor, a primer originating in England and first published in by B.

and F. Harris in London (Carpenter). According to Carpenter, “The Protestant Tutor was strongly anti-Catholic, and had more religious than secular matter in it” (, 23). The origin, history and character of the New England primer / Being a series of articles contributed to "The Cambridge chronicle, " By George Livermore.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : George Livermore. The New England Primer was the first reading primer designed for the American Colonies. It became the most successful educational textbook published in 18th century America and it became the foundation of most schooling before the s.

While the selections in the New England Primer varied somewhat across time, there was standard content for Reviews: 1. Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Notes "Four hundred and twenty-five copies of this book were printed on American hand-made paper and fifty-seven copies on imperial Japan paper, in the month of June, ".

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The New-England Primer: The Original EditionReviews: The New England Primer was the first reading primer designed for the American Colonies.

It became the most successful educational textbook published in 18th century America and it became the foundation of most schooling before the s. In the 17th century, the schoolbooks in use had been brought over from England. edition. The most influential as well as most characteristic textbook of the colonial period was The New England Primer, first issued about by a Boston printer.

Constructed on principles borrowed from Comenius's Orbis Pictus and from the Protestant Tutor, it was used quite generally throughout the colonies and universally in New England.

Countless youth made their way through the. From the beginning, The New England Primer contained elements to instruct in both the practice of reading, and the formation of a moral and religious character.

The first American edition of The New England Primer is known to have been published in Boston during the s; for more than a half-century afterward the Primer was virtually. Calvinist school book, compiled and published by Benjamin Harris, probably in and certainly before In its frequent revisions, it is estimated to have sold more than 5, copies.

Besides the letters of the alphabet, illustrated by crudely rhymed couplets and woodcuts, the book contained simple moral texts based on Old Testament history and wisdom, and the prayer “Now I lay me.

The New England Primer also has examples of religious intolerance, specifically anti-Catholic and anti-Semitic statements, which reflect then-contemporary attitudes.

This particular book went through a number of editions. This version was scanned from an copy in the possession of my family which was published in The book was reprinted many times, with various changes in text and even in title. Although it has been estimated that as many as 2 million were sold in the 18th cent., copies of the book are now rare.

See P. Ford, ed., The New England Primer (, repr. In New England and the Chesapeake, we don’t find John Locke. This is hardly surprising. Virginia and New England were founded generations before John Locke wrote his Two Treatises of Government. The former was founded with the example of the Spanish conquistadors and the East India Company in mind.

The latter was founded as a Puritan theocracy. About this Item: Watchmaker Publishing, United States, Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. An Unabridged Printing of the Edition of the New-England Primer with Updated Typeface for Easier Reading (and some original pages from the edition with Illustrations), To Include: Introduction (by Joel Munsell) - A Divine Song of Praise to GOD - Morning Prayer.

The New England Primer of book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4 /5(2). New England Primer, famous American school book, first published before Its compiler was Benjamin Harris, an English printer who emigrated to Boston.

This was the book from which most of the children of colonial America learned to read. The New-England Primer; A History of its Origin and Development; edited by Paul Leicester Ford, A deeply religious schoolbook created for children of the American colonies, The New England Primer taught them their ABCs using simple woodcut prints illustrating verses based on Bible stories.

Known as the Little Bible of New England, it was first compiled and published in Boston, Mass. The first notice of The New England Primer was in an advertisement placed by Harris in The earliest extant copy of the book, in the collection of the American Antiquarian Society, dates from The book itself is roughly eighty-pages long and measures approximately 4½ x 3 inches.

NEW ENGLAND PRIMER. NEW ENGLAND PRIMER. The New England Primer, first published aboutcombined lessons in spelling with a short catechism and versified injunctions to piety and faith in Calvinistic fundamentals.

Crude couplets and woodcut pictures illustrated the alphabet, and the child's prayer that begins "Now I lay me down to sleep" first appeared in this book.

(shelved 1 time as new-england-history) avg rating — 77, ratings — published Want to Read saving. A primer (in this sense usually pronounced / ˈ p r ɪ m ər /, sometimes / ˈ p r aɪ m ər /) is a first textbook for teaching of reading, such as an alphabet book or basal word also is used more broadly to refer to any book that presents the most basic elements of any subject.

The Latin Enschedé Abecedarium of the late 15th century, translated into English as the Salisbury. THE BOOK & VIDEO REVIEWS: New England Primer; AND America's Godly Heritage video series in history & government. Abstract: This web page contains: a Review of the book: The New England Primer; (NEPrimer)and 5 VHS intent is to demonstrate & illustrate some of the CONTENT of The New England Primer with supporting quotes from our Founding Fathers and the 5.

Photo, Print, Drawing [The New England Primer (Boston, ) title page] [ digital file from b&w film copy neg. ] Full online access to this resource is only available at the Library of Congress.

The Infant's Grace before and after Meat. BLESS me, O Lord, and let my food strengthen me to serve thee, for Jesus Christ's sake. AMEN. I Desire to thank God who gives me food to eat every day of my life. AMEN.: What's right and good now shew me Lord, and lead me by they grace and shall I be a child of God, and love and fear they hand and rod.

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New England Primer, often called “The Little Bible of New England,” served as the principal textbook for millions of colonists and early American citizens. First compiled and published.

circa. by Benjamin Harris, a British journalist who emigrated to Boston, it gained popularity not only in New England but also throughout colonial America. The New England Primer was a textbook used by students in New England and in other English settlements in North America.

It was first printed in Boston in by Benjamin Harris who had published a similar volume in London. It was used by students into the 19th century. Over five million copies of the book. Start studying History Chapter 3 - Colonial Life.

Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Which of the four fictional characters in this section-Louis Timothy, Debora Riedhauser, Akachi, or Jeremy Shrimpton- had the easiest one surviving in colonial America.

The New England Primer. The New England Primer: Colonial School in the Northeast In the Early Colonial period, religion was the backbone of education.

Inthe Puritans in Massachusetts passed a law which used elected members of the colony to oversee education to make sure that children were receiving an appropriate education and that they understood the laws of. American literature - American literature - The naturalists: Other American writers toward the close of the 19th century moved toward naturalism, a more advanced stage of realism.

Hamlin Garland’s writings exemplified some aspects of this development when he made short stories and novels vehicles for philosophical and social preachments and was franker than Howells in stressing the harsher. Part of the reprint of The New England Primer, originally printed in Massachusetts in for use in educational and religious training.

Excerpts from the Maryland Act of Religious Toleration, which allowed all Christians to freely worship in the colony.The New England Primer was the first textbook ever printed in America and was used to teach reading and Bible lessons in our schools until the twentieth century.

In fact, many of the Founders and their children learned to read from the Primer. This pocket-size edition is an historical reprint of the version used in many schools during the Founding Era.They used The New England Prime to learn the Alphabet.

The New England Primer associated each. StudyMode - Premium and Free Essays, Term Papers & Book Notes AP History Jamestown Colony vs New England Colony: Views from a Colonist A colonist, Paul, remembers when he departed from the English empire to reside here in the “New World.

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