Report Upon the Census of Rhode Island, 1865; With the Statistics of the Population, Agriculture, Fisheries and Manufactures of the State

Report Upon the Census of Rhode Island, 1865; With the Statistics of the Population, Agriculture, Fisheries and Manufactures of the State

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...15 in each 100, of American parentage. Of the whole population of the State, 63.4 in each 100 are of American, and 36.6 are of foreign parentage. The larger portion of these persons of foreign parentage, who cannot read and write, is of foreign birth, and they are persons who, in their childhood, did not enjoy the opportunities for education that children do in this State. Of course, their ignorance is often more their misfortune than their fault. Unfortunately the ignorance of parents, in connection with the open opposition of their spiritual advisers to the free schools, begets, on the part of a considerable portion of our foreign population, a great indifference, or even opposition, to the education of their children. In this way, there is great danger that this alarming amount of igrorarjce in the State, will be perpetuated, and increased. The preceding figures and remarks refer to the actual number of persons in the State, of the age of 15 years and over, who cannot read and write, and show what proportion of the whole number belongs to each class of the population; but they do not show the relative proportions which belong to the several classes. In order to show this exactly, it would be necessary to know how many persons, of the age of 15 years and over, there are living in the State, in each of the several classes of the population. This we are unable to show exactly, from our tables, and here again we have to regret that a table was not prepared showing the ages of the population, by parentage. We may ascertain this, approximately, by assuming that the population of foreign birth is all over 15 years of age, and by deducting the whole number, under 15, from the population born in the United States. Of course, this is not. exact; but it..show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123650190X
  • 9781236501905