William Holmes McGuffey

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Noun1.William Holmes McGuffey - United States educator who compiled the McGuffey Eclectic Readers (1800-1873)
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William Holmes McGuffey, an Ohio professor and Presbyterian minister, had already begun work on his own readers when contracting with Truman and Smith to complete a primer, four readers, and a speller.
Introduction to McGuffey's Sixth Eclectic Reader, by William Holmes McGuffey.
29) William Holmes McGuffey, "The Little Loaf," in McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader (Project Gutenberg, 2005), 172-174, http://onlinebooks.
Although they drew their name from Reverend William Holmes McGuffey and his brother, Alexander, neither man had much input into the readers after the first edition.
William Holmes McGuffey envisioned America as a pure and pastoral place where Protestant Christianity was the only true religion and where a boy worked with his own two hands and benefitted directly from the products of hard labor.
Based on successful techniques used by luminaries such as Noah Webster and William Holmes McGuffey -- and updated to reflect changing times -- the one-on-one Smart Way program makes reading enjoyable.