The Golden Age of the Classics in America: Greece, Rome, and the Antebellum United States

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The Golden Age of the Classics in America: Greece, Rome, and the Antebellum United States - Richard, Carl J

In a masterful study Carl Richard explores how the Greek and Roman classics became enshrined in American antebellum culture. For the first time, knowledge of the classics extended beyond aristocratic males to the middle class, women, African Americans, and frontier settlers. The Civil War led to a radical alteration of the educational system in a ...

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