But it must not be supposed that all were indifferent to the existence of such deplorable conditions.
The work of these men is fully discussed by Dr. Hinsdale in his Life of Horace Mann,
Horace Mann and the Common School Revival in the United States, by B. A. Hinsdale, Ph.D. Ll.D. Professor of the Science and the B. A. Hinsdale, Ph.D. Ll.D. Professor of the Science and the Art of Teaching in the University of Michigan.
New York, Chas. Scribner's Sons, 1808. in the chapter on Horace Mann's Forerunners.
In this he aims to name the principal of Mr. Mann's precursors, and briefly to characterize their work.
The bibliography of the educational work is large and complete, and an investigator will find mever since been a red letter day in my memory.
Mr. Brooks' statement that the Prussian system was not known in New England is confirmed by the researches of Dr. Hinsdale, whose conclusion we can adopt.
He found that down to 1835, there is no direct evidence showing that American educators were acquainted with what had been don