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THE AMERICAN BOOKS

A LIBRARY OF GOOD CITIZENSHIP

“ The American Books” are designed as a series of authoritative manuals, discussing problems of interest in America to-day.

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AMERICAN LITERATURE

BY LEON KELLNER (TRANSLATED FROM THB GERMAN BY JULIA FRANKLIN) SOCIALISM IN AMERICA

BY JOHN MACY

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(For more extended notice of the series, see the last pages

of this book.)

THE
AMERICAN

SCHOOL
A Study of Secondary Education

BY
WALTER S. HINCHMAN, M.A.

English Master in Groton School

GARDEN CITY

NEW YORK
DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY

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Copyright, 1916, by
DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY
All rights reserved, including that of
translation into foreign languages,

including the Scandinavian

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Walter Swain Hinchman was born September 13, 1879, at Burlington, New Jersey. His schooling was in Philadelphia; 1896-1900 he studied at Haverford College, and in 1900-01 as a postgraduate at Harvard. 1901-03 he was teacher of English at Groton School, Massachusetts; he then spent a year studying at Berlin University, and since 1904 has continued as English master at Groton. He is active in the New England Association of Teachers of English. Mr. Hinchman obtained the degree of M. A. at Haverford in 1903. He has also had considerable opportunity to study the methods of the big English "public schools."

Mr. Hinchman is the author of a number of articles on educational topics. His published books have been “Lives of Great English Writers' (1908), “Selections from Matthew Arnold” (1910), “The Autobiography of Holmes Hinkley” (1912), “A History of English Literature” (1915). Also “Tintagel and Other Poems" (1910), and “William of Normandy," a play in verse (1910).

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