Cincinnati: Gazette Steam Book and Job Printing House, 1869. Original printed blue wrappers with wrapper title, as issued. 39, [1 blank] pp. Light wrapper wear, Very Good.
The Cincinnati public schools were bitterly divided by religious controversy. The religious affiliations of the 40-member Board of Education are listed: 18 Protestant, 10 Catholic, 2 Jews, 10 "other." Some Board members sought to prohibit the reading of the Bible in the Public Schools; others thought the idea abhorrent. Some sentiment existed among Catholics to adapt public education to the requirements of their religion; this suggestion predictably aroused a great deal of resentment among Protestants.
Proceedings at the divisive meeting are described, and orations printed.
OCLC records a number of institutional locations as of June 2019. See Thompson 85 for the resulting litigation. Item #36034