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Master of Arts (MA)
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This thesis describes William Smith’s development of “German Free Schools” in Pennsylvania between 1753-1755. It argues that these schools, ostensibly meant to acclimatize German immigrants to a British colony, were in fact intended to increase pro-Proprietary sympathy, isolate sectarian preachers, and end Quaker dominance over the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
Crown, Daniel M., "A Charitable Scheme: William Smith, Michael Schlatter, and the German Free Schools" (2017). CUNY Academic Works.