This volume on the emergence and development of compulsory education is original in conception, breadth and content. The international contributors deal with the enforce-ment of education in Europe and the Americas from a variety of perspectives: political, cultural, economic, educational and familial.
British Educational Research Journal- "A valuable source book for issues in the history of education."
History of Education Quarterly- " Mangan has seized upon a topic ripe for examination and has presented it in an imaginative, comparative frame of reference. He deserves our commendation