Hotspot of Change: Case Studies in Nineteenth Century Rhode Island

  • Joseph da Silva


This chapter delves more deeply into the nuances of nineteenth century American school design by performing case studies in Rhode Island, a “hotspot” or charged site of this dynamic history. With an extraordinarily rich and well-preserved heritage deeply expressive of broader American norms, Rhode Island stands as an exemplary site of study. This chapter takes up nineteenth and early twentieth century Rhode Island schools in Newport, Bristol, and Providence to consider how they support, complicate, or trouble the aims of traditionalism and scientific management.


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  • Joseph da Silva
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  1. 1.Bristol Community CollegeTivertonUSA

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