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The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21). rn VOLUME XVII. Later National Literature, Part II.

XXIII. Education

§ 51. The Hoosier Schoolmaster

At the close of this period, but drawing its inspiration from the frontier conditions of the early portion of this period in the Middle West, appeared Edward Eggleston’s The Hoosier Schoolmaster (1871). This racy narrative is the liveliest account of the pioneer schoolmaster to be found, and as a delineation of frontier life will compare favourably with the best in its sort. Eggleston’s later work, The Hoosier Schoolboy (1883), is in similar vein. His Schoolmaster in Literature (1892) adds nothing to his repute and little to our subject.