A History of the McGuffey Readers

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The book id devoted to the works of McGuffey’s family, and William Holmes McGuffey in particular. He was an American professor and college president, famous for writing the McGuffey Readers, one of the nation's first and most widely used series of textbooks. The author, Henry Hobart Vail, offers an overview of these books, contents, different editions and favourite selections; writes about the authors of “Readers,” touching upon the biography of William Holmes, Alexander and Alexander Hamilton McGuffrey, methods of teaching; presents the publishers and editors, responsible for revisions and corrections of the books.
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