Yorston's Popular History of the World; Ancient. Mediaeval. Modern Volume 8

Yorston's Popular History of the World; Ancient. Mediaeval. Modern Volume 8

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...much mechanical skill, and result in greater promotion of health. Prior to 1815 the law in England forbade the discharge of sewerage into water-courses; while the law of 1847 demanded such discharge. The great change founded on knowledge of this whole subject awoke the public attention to the sources of disease in 1832, when the cholera raged in several countries; and the discussions relating to the conditions of health in districts inhabited by those poor and unable to live elsewhere newly stimulated such inquiry. Typhoid fever, as the product of impure water, was proved to be a certainty, and drainage a necessity to the general health. Public education during the present century has had its systems established in different countries. In the United States and German)' the common school systems have long been in force; while in France, by the introduction of primary schools in all the communes of any considerable size, illiteracy has of late steadily diminished. In 1881, after the expulsion of the Jesuits and other religious orders, instruction in the public primary schools was made compulsory, and absolutely free. England has within the last ten years witnessed a great change in the legal establishment of means of instruction for working people, heretofore much neglected--the Education Act of 1876 requiring that every child between the ages of five and fourteen shall receive instruction in the rudiments of knowledge taught in the public schools; and in England the employment of children not thus instructed has been prohibited by law. In the new kingdom of Italy, education in which was for, hundreds of years left to the clergy, by a law enacted in 1859 every commune having 4,000 inhabitants was required to maintain a primary school; and by...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236487087
  • 9781236487087