|Series||Early American imprints -- no. 35872.|
|Contributions||Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748., Westminster Assembly, (1643-1652).|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||72|
The New England Primer was the first textbook ever printed in America and was used to teach reading and Bible lessons in our schools until the twentieth century. In fact, many of the Founders and their children learned to read from the Primer. This pocket-size edition is an historical reprint of the version used in many schools during the Founding Era/5(10). The New-England Primer, the principal textbook for millions of colonists and early Americans. First compiled and published about by Benjamin Harris, a British journalist who emigrated to Boston, the primer remained in use for more than . The New England primmer ; improved: for the more easy attaining the true reading of English.: To which is added the Assembly of Divines catechism. The New England Primer was the first textbook ever printed in America and was used to teach reading and Bible lessons in our schools until the twentieth century. Advertisement - story continues below Scholars agree that most, if not all, of the Founding Fathers were taught to read and write using The New England Primer, a textbook which is Author: Steve Straub.
Full text of "The New-England primer; a history of its origin and development; with a reprint of the unique copy of the earliest known edition and many . Early on the Bible was used as a text book for learning to read as well as learning morals. A new school text book, was published in and became the standard text book for the next + years. This text book was the New England Primer. It taught the children to read, at the same time teaching them stories from the Bible. The New England Primer: Improved, for the More Easy Attaining the True Reading of English: to which is Added The Assembly of Divines, and Mr. Cotton's Catechism John Cotton Joel Munsell, - Catechisms - 80 pages/5(12). The New England Primer was the first textbook ever printed in America and was used to teach reading and Bible lessons in our schools until the twentieth century. In fact, many of the Founding Fathers and their children learned to read from The New England Primer/5.
Many American history books refer to 'The New England Primer,' a textbook first introduced in Boston in Early Americans learned to read using this book and the Bible. Some estimate the annual sales at 20, copies. Total sales over a hundred and fifty years probably topped 3 million copies. This work helped produce a high level of literate, self-governed citizens who /5(4). THE NEW ENGLAND PRIMER The New England Primer was a textbook used by students in New England and in other English settlements in North America. It was first printed in Boston in by Benjamin Harris who had published a similar volume in London. It was used by students into the 19th century. Over five million copies of the book were sold. NEW ENGLAND PRIMER. NEW ENGLAND PRIMER. The New England Primer, first published about , combined lessons in spelling with a short catechism and versified injunctions to piety and faith in Calvinistic fundamentals. Crude couplets and woodcut pictures illustrated the alphabet, and the child's prayer that begins "Now I lay me down to sleep" first appeared in this . The New England Primer [ Edition, Illustrated]: Or, an Easy and Pleasant Guide to the Art of Reading, Adorned with Cuts; To Which Is Added, the Ca Various, Various ISBN ISBN