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Enlightened patriotism: or, what was history for?

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posted on 23.01.2017, 15:11 by Peter YeandlePeter Yeandle
Citizenship, nation, empire investigates the extent to which popular imperialism influenced the teaching of history between 1870 and 1930. It is the first book-length study to trace the substantial impact of educational psychology on the teaching of history, probing its impact on textbooks, literacy primers and teacher-training manuals. Educationists identified 'enlightened patriotism' to be the core objective of historical education. This was neither tub-thumping jingoism, nor state-prescribed national-identity teaching, but rather a carefully crafted curriculum for all children which fused civic as well as imperial ambitions. The book will be of interest to those studying or researching aspects of English domestic imperial culture, especially those concerned with questions of childhood and schooling, citizenship, educational publishing and anglo-British relations. Given that vitriolic debates about the politics of history teaching have endured into the twenty-first century, Citizenship, nation, empire is a timely study of the formative influences that shaped the history curriculum in English schools

History

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  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Politics and International Studies

Published in

Studies in Imperialism

Pages

6

Citation

YEANDLE, P., 2015. Enlightened patriotism: or, what was history for? IN: Yeandle, P., Citizenship, nation, empire : the politics of history teaching in England, 1870-1930. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Publisher

Manchester University Press

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2015

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ISBN

0719080126

Language

en

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