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08.15.01 Fletcher, John Gould, Education, Past and Present, a chapter in I’ll Take My Stand, published in 1930

Notes Concerning the Author

John Gould Fletcher (1886-1950) was born in Little Rock, Arkansas.  His father was a Confederate veteran.  He was educated at Harvard University and spent 25 years afterward in England.  He had a wide range on interests, including literature and poetry.  His perspective on education in the North and in the South is from a position of observation beyond day-to-day interaction.


Dr. Clyde N. Wilson recommends that this essay on Southern education be highlighted in the website under the education section because of it’s insight on “the great importance of classical education in the Old South.”

For our review of I’ll Take My Stand go to 10.14.01.

The essay consists of 30 pages.

Availability of the Book

Reprints of I’ll Take My Stand are readily available.  We suggest Amazon.