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Citizenship, nation, empire

The politics of history teaching in England, 1870-1930

By Peter Yeandle

Citizenship, nation, empire
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-4935-0
    • Pages: 224
    • Price: £25.00
    • Published Date: April 2020
    • Series: Studies in Imperialism

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    Citizenship, nation, empire investigates the extent to which popular imperialism influenced the teaching of history between 1870 and 1930. It is the first book-length study to trace the substantial impact of educational psychology on the teaching of history, probing its impact on textbooks, literacy primers and teacher-training manuals. Educationists identified 'enlightened patriotism' to be the core objective of historical education. This was neither tub-thumping jingoism, nor state-prescribed national-identity teaching, but rather a carefully crafted curriculum for all children which fused civic as well as imperial ambitions.

    The book will be of interest to those studying or researching aspects of English domestic imperial culture, especially those concerned with questions of childhood and schooling, citizenship, educational publishing and anglo-British relations. Given that vitriolic debates about the politics of history teaching have endured into the twenty-first century, Citizenship, nation, empire is a timely study of the formative influences that shaped the history curriculum in English schools

    Reviews

    'Peter Yeandle's contribution on the politics of teaching history in England between 1870 and1930 does not disappoint. [.] Throughout the book Yeandle has one eye on the contemporary debates on the teaching of history in schools in the twenty-first century. Indeed, the recent 800 year anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta has generated some rather far-fetched claims about its supposed significance in the creation of Britain's modern democracy. Yeandle's fascinating book exposes this claim to be largely a nineteenth-century invention and shows us the value of analyzing the history text and the pedagogic debates that created them.'
    The Journal of the Social History Society

    'Yeandle's study significantly extends our knowledge of how imperialism was implicated in the teaching of history before 1930. Its findings will appeal to anyone interested in the development of history as a discipline, as well as to scholars of popular imperialism and elementary education alike.'
    Journal of the History of Education Society

    'This is a brief and powerful work, focused on two interconnected historical problems-the politics of historical pedagogy and the inculcation of imperial culture. It is remarkably successful, and Yeandle's solid research will engage scholars of historiography and of pedagogical bibliography long after Britain's Michael Gove moment has passed.'
    Twentieth Century British History

    Contents

    Introduction

    Part I:
    Contested Histories: the teaching of history in its "Golden Age"
    Enlightened Patriotism? Or, what was history for?
    The Renaissance of the Child: Educational theory and the teaching of history

    Part II:
    Imperial values and enlightened patriotism in the teaching of history, c. 1880-1930
    Imperial values in the teaching of history I: national origins, seafaring and the Christian impulse
    Imperial values in the teaching of history II: the English 'race'
    Enlightened Patriots: Heroes, heroines and 'pioneers of progress' in the teaching of history
    History in War and Peace

    Conclusion
    Index

    Author

    Peter Yeandle is a Lecturer in History at Loughborough University

    Citizenship, nation, empire

    By Peter Yeandle

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