Self-help way back then
March 1, 2013 5:28 PM Subscribe
Self-help in the 19th century . . . During the Civil War era, if an ordinary person wanted to improve himself, what resources were available?
posted by LonnieK to education (17 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I’m interested across the board – continuing education, church activity -- recommendations from preachers, writers, politicians -- correspondence courses, etc. (Bonus: women's options). The holy grail is pure improvement, not just get-rich-quick. What would be an 1865 equivalent of Dale Carnegie?