Cipher Books in the Southern Historical Collection
The purpose of this paper is to examine the potential research value these unknown manuscripts contain by providing a history of education during the time period, and a brief description of each manuscript. Some more ornate books have accompanying images to display the intricacies and care in creating these mathematical workbooks. Subject areas which may benefit from further study of cipher books include early American education, history of the teaching of mathematics, gender roles in colonial education, and cultural influences of education. The paper can be used as a guide to the cipher book collection.
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:education colonial united states history mathematics problems exercises etc 19th century study and teaching
Date of Publication:04/07/2006