some border territory or frontier settlement, and the time was the third and fourth decades of the last century.
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 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 much that will interest him if he compares and contrasts the plans proposed.
But in such a paper as this, which treats of the definite work of Charles Brooks, it would be wandering from the subject and would tend to confusion if an