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This article looks at lawyer, bibliographer and historian Henry Harrisse's perspectives on collegiate education through an examination of his writings via letters, articles, and essays on the subject, some of which are reprinted here in full. Some biographical information on Harrisse is also provided.
In November voters will decide on an amendment to the State Constitution which would change the present method of control and supervision of schools in North Carolina. Dr. Knight states why he does not support the amendment.
Although North Carolina developed long before 1860, the educational growth of the region grew slowly during the colonial period due to the slow growth of populations. However, there is evidence of efforts to foster education through the poor law and apprenticeship system which granted guardianship and tuition to many poor and orphaned children.