Chapter One Humble Beginnings
Chapter Two The Board of Education
Chapter Three The Post-Civil War Era
Chapter Four The Gilded Age
Chapter Five The Commission of Public Instruction
Chapter Six Return of the Board of Education
Chapter Seven The Age of Efficiency
Chapter Eight The Roaring Twenties
Chapter Nine The Depression Years
Chapter Ten World War II and Its Aftermath
Spanning more than a hundred years, Public Education in Camden, N.J.: From Inception to Integration tells the history of one of the oldest and largest school districts in New Jersey.
Using vignettes and historical narratives, author Fred Reiss, retired superintendent of the Camden Board of Education, tells how the Camden Public Schools survived and thrived through events both mundane and spectacular.
Public Education in Camden, N.J.: From Inception to Integration describes and interprets the actions of a board of education through more than a century of American history:
"Thanks to Fred Reiss, Ed.D., for writing the defining book on public education in Camden prior to 1948." - DVRBS, http://www.dvrbs.com/camden-school/CamdenNJ-School-Harrison.htm
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