, p. 664. Historical Sketch by Rev. Eben S. Stearns.
Brooks waived for himself all claim to originating any policy.
He found the Prussian system, urged its adoption, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts made it a law. For over ten years, James Carter had been working, but had made little progress.
His field was among educators in the American Institute of Instruction, and later in the Legislature, where he did grand work.
But the people had not been aroused, and in this particular and imusiasm, and of unwavering faith that what had succeeded elsewhere would succeed here.
And so he went, hither and yon, making friends for himself and friends for the cause, and the result was shown when the matter came before the Legislature; and Carter, then a member, found his years of pleading strengthened with the support of legislators who were responsive to the wishes of their constituents, Brooks' friends.
Mann took up the work where Brooks laid it down, and to him fell the application