The American Founders and Education for Republican Liberty


This colloquium explored the educational ideas of the Founding Generation, and the connection between these ideas and the maintenance of liberty in the republic.


Conference Readings

Jefferson, Thomas. The Educational Work of Thomas Jefferson. Edited by Roy J. Honeywell. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1931.

Brann, Eva. Paradoxes of Education in a Republic. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1979.

Franklin, Benjamin. Educational Views of Benjamin Franklin. Edited by Thomas Woody. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1931.

Miller, Eugene F. “On the American Founders' Defense of Liberal Education in a Republic.” The Review of Politics 46 (January 1984): 65-90.

Miller, Eugene F. “Washington's Discourses on Education.” Review of Politics (1986): 1-68.