Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: Literary Retrenchment.
Speaker or author: editor
Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)
The writer encourages his readers to seek a “classical” education, which emphasizes literature, languages and science. Currently schools are adjusting their curriculum to omit subjects that are deemed unnecessary to employment. The concentration is changing to offer more of an emphasis on mechanics than on intellectual pursuits.
Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page