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History of Virginia for the Use of Schools
Original Author: Mary Tucker Magill
Created: 1873
Medium: Printed textbook page
Publisher: The Internet Archive

History of Virginia for the Use of Schools

Mary Tucker Magill's textbook, The History of Virginia for the Use of Schools (1873), written for students in the fourth and fifth grades, portrays Virginia's founding fathers as wise aristocrats. Because the Virginia State Board of Education required its use in teaching Virginia history for more than forty years, Magill's textbook shaped the historical perspective of several generations of Virginians.