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Education and the Iconography of the Republic: Patriotic Symbolism in the Frontispieces of Eighteenth-and Nineteenth-Century American


by Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. 1984

Educational materials such as textbooks often reflect and define a culture through the use of symbols and metaphors. The use of visual metaphors in frontispieces of reading and spelling texts during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries show the emergence of a patriotic iconography. (Source: ERIC)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 85 Number 3, 1984, p. 503-512
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 860, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 12:32:08 AM

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  • Eugene Provenzo Jr.
    University of Miami
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    EUGENE F. PROVENZO, JR., is associate professor, School of Education and Allied Professions, University of Miami, specializing in the historical and philosophical foundations of education. He is co-author with H. Warren Button of The History of Education and Culture in America (Prentice-Hall, 1983) and with Arlene Brett of The Complete Block Book (Syracuse University Press, 1983).
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