John C. Brereton

John C. Brereton

John C. Brereton is professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

The Origins of Composition Studies in the American College, 1875–1925

A Documentary History

Edited By John C. Brereton

This volume describes the formative years of English composition courses in college through a study of the most prominent documents of the time: magazine articles, scholarly reports, early textbooks, teachers' testimonies-and some of the actual student papers that provoked discussion. Includes writings by leading scholars of the era such as Adams Sherman Hill, Gertrude Buck, William Edward Mead, Lane Cooper, William Lyon Phelps, and Fred Newton Scott.