Private Philanthropy and Public Education: Pierre S. du Pont and the Delaware Schools, 1890-1940

by Robert J. Taggart

Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore series

Hardback • 1997 • $84.00
ISBN: 978-0874133189

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An account of Delaware’s experience of educational modernization led by Pierre S. du Pont, from a local-based collection of school districts to a coherent state system that by the 1930s ranked near the top in the nation. Illustrated.