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In mid-19th century America, as the country expanded, it was considered very important that children learn about each section of the country even if few of them would ever travel there. Slavery and cotton growing were of special interest to the schoolbook authors of the day, many of whom were opposed to slavery. This author seems less outspoken on the issue. The publisher may have sold books in the South.


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"Colton and Fitch's Modern School Geography"

publisher   J. H. Colton and Company
author   George Woolworth Colton (1827-1901)
author   George W. Fitch
date   1856
location   New York
height   9.5"
width   8.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Books/Textbook / Schoolbooks
accession #   #L00.049

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"Smith's Geography on the Productive System; for Schools, Academies, and Families"

"A Practical System of Modern Geography: or View of the Present State of the World."

John Putnam (c.1817-1895)

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