The New England Primer

The New England Primer was the first educational textbook designed for Colonial education. It was produced and published around 1690 by British journalist Benjamin Harris. The textbook is often called “the little bible of New England “because it was used by Puritans in America who were “on a divine mission to create a model Christian society living according to God’s commandments. “ (America, Tindall and Shi, page 42)
The New England Primer was an important book for Puritan families. It was used to teach children not only literacy principles, but also –and especially—bible principles and Puritans religious ideals.
Here is a link showing a reprint (dated 1777) of The New-England Primer much like the original “little bible of New England,” published for the first time around 1690. https://archive.org/stream/newenglandprimer00west#page/n25/mode/2up

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