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Prefatory Apologetics in 19th Century English Textbooks


by Abraham Blinderman — 1969

Faced with a spate of new textbooks month after month, English teachers may not realize what they are spared now that apologetics are no longer in style. The author, tongue-in-cheek, provides a look backwards at some prefaces which suggest how it used to be in the world of "English" and how pompous textbook writers used to be—stuffy, or humble, or simply proud.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 71 Number 1, 1969, p. 41-50
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1735, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 12:24:09 AM

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