THE BIBLE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. PROCEEDINGS AND ADDRESSES AT THE MASS MEETING, PIKE'S MUSIC HALL, CINCINNATI, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 28, 1869; WITH A SKETCH OF THE ANTI-BIBLE MOVEMENT. PUBLISHED BY THE COMMITTEE IN CHARGE OF THE MEETING. Cincinnati Public Schools.

THE BIBLE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. PROCEEDINGS AND ADDRESSES AT THE MASS MEETING, PIKE'S MUSIC HALL, CINCINNATI, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 28, 1869; WITH A SKETCH OF THE ANTI-BIBLE MOVEMENT. PUBLISHED BY THE COMMITTEE IN CHARGE OF THE MEETING.

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

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