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The Origins of Composition Studies in the American College, 1875-1925: A Documentary History - Pittsburgh Series in Composition, Literacy and Culture (Paperback)
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The Origins of Composition Studies in the American College, 1875-1925: A Documentary History - Pittsburgh Series in Composition, Literacy and Culture (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 30/01/1996
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This volume describes the formative years of English composition courses in college through a study of the most prominent documents of the time: magazine articles, scholarly reports, early textbooks, teachers' testimonies-and some of the actual student papers that provoked discussion. Includes writings by leading scholars of the era such as Adams Sherman Hill, Gertrude Buck, William Edward Mead, Lane Cooper, William Lyon Phelps, and Fred Newton Scott.

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822955351
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 816 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 36 mm


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"With [this book] John C. Brereton does for composition studies what Gerald Graff and Michael Warner did in 1989 for literary studies: establishes a context for the discipline's institutionalization and professionalism in the academy.
--Composition Studies

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