Due to space limitation, I have listed only the most informative books. Other references may be found in the endnotes for each section of the unit.
. N.Y.: Barnes & Co., 1848.
History of the Legislature of Connecticut Respecting
Common Schools, Down to 1836. Hartford, Conn: Conn. State Lib., 1853.
History & Progress of Education
. N.Y.: Barnes & Burr, 1860. All the works by Barnard make for dull, and in some ways difficult reading. However, these are probably the best primary sources to use for this study.
Modern American School Buildings
. N.Y.: Wiley & Sons, 1899. Good description of how 19th century schools appeared.
Brubacher, J.S. ed.
Henry Barnard on Education
. N.Y.: McGraw-Hill Book Co. Inc., 1931. Well organized account of the reformer’s life; esp. helpful in its treatment of Barnard’s writings.
Buckley, W.E. and Morris, R.K.
Foundations of Educational
Leadership: Conn. Develops a Public School System
. Stamford, Conn.: Assoc. of Retired Teachers of Conn. Inc., 1976. Brief but clear account of what schools, mainly high schools, were designed for.
Butts, R.F. and Cremin, L.A.
History of Education in American
. N.Y.: Holt, Rinehart, & Winston, 1963. Accurate account of education’s functions and changes in American history.
The Transformation of the School
. N.Y.: Vintage Books, 1961. Good discussion of educational changes & the reasons for them.
American Education: The Colonial Experience,
1607-1783. N.Y.: Harper & Row, 1970. Uses style of History of Education in American Culture, but more detailed and dealing with a specific area.
Engelhardt, N. and Strayer, G.
School Building Problems;
Columbia Univ.: Bureau of Pub., 1927. Good way to study inside workings of school design.
Recollections of a Lifetime
. N.Y.: Miller, Orton, & Mulligan, 1862. A native of Conn., Goodrich was a politician and author of children’s books. His recollections give us a good view of student life in the 19th century.
Evolution of the Connecticut School System
. Columbia Univ.: Bureau of Pub., 1928. Excellent overview of education up to the 20th century.
An Adventure in Education: Conn. Points the Way
. N.Y.: Macmillan, 1956. Good discussion of the many changes and problems in the state’s educational history.
Rise of the Public High School in Connecticut
. Balt.: Warwick & York Inc., 1930. Fine discussion of the subject with good primary references.
Hilton, G. and Wheeler, R.G.
. Canton, Conn.: Lithographics, lnc., 1975. Regional bicentennial study containing many old photos of schools.
Hoadly, C. and Trumbul, J. ed.
Public Records of the Colony of
Connecticut. 15 Vols. Hartford, Conn.: 1850-1890. Vol. 1. A must for serious research on the colonial era.
The Development of Free Schools in the United States
. Columbia Univ.: Bureau of Pub., 1918. Covers many changes in education, with a full section on Connecticut.
The Story of Connecticut
. N.Y.: Scribners Sons, 1932. Old account of Conn. history which was often used as class text.
Diaries of Julia Cowles
. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1931. Provides insight into ideas of Conn. school girl in the 19th century.
Osborn, N.G. gen. ed.
History of Connecticut
. 5 Vols. N.Y.: States History Co., 1925. Vol. 5:
History of Education
in Connecticut from 1818-1925
by C.L. Ames. Writing is rather boring, but information is very useful.
History of Education in Connecticut
. Wash. D.C.: Govt. Printing Office, 1893. Tied into general history of the state, this work concentrates on the 19th century.
Van Dusen, A.E.
. N.Y.: Random House, 1961. Considered
history of Conn.. However, I fault his placement of one general footnote at the end of a paragraph instead of at each citation.
Development of State Support & Control of Education in
. Hartford, Conn.: State Board of Ed., 1926. Excellent dissertation showing conflicts over changes in state education.