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“In 1840 U.S. census takers…recorded 9 percent of adult whites as illiterate…. “In New England no state had less than 98 percent literacy, which equaled [world leaders] Scotland and Sweden. “The state with the highest white illiteracy was North Carolina: 28 percent. The public school system called for in the state constitution of 1776 had never been implemented. However, in […]

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