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March 6, 2018

Maria Edgeworth and Teaching Children in the 18th Century

The way to teach children underwent a major upheaval at the end of the 18th century as Maria Edgeworth revolutionized children's literature. Rebecca Shapiro, an Associate Professor of English at City Tech, talked about Edgeworth's new approach in a lecture held March 6, 2018 at St. Francis College as part of the Spring 2018 Senior Citizen Lecture Series, From New Nation to World Power: Culture, Politics, and Society in the United States, 1789-1896.

(Watch Maria Edgeworth and Children's Literature)

Shapiro studies eighteenth and nineteenth century literature and dictionary writing, and is author of Principles of Applied Lexicography: An Historical Anthology.

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From New Nation to World Power was organized and programmed by History Professor Sara Rzeszutek.