As the 19th century continued, grammar textbooks began to emphasize the practical teaching of composition, in addition to the formal structures of grammar. Goold Brown’s The Institutes of English Grammar includes many pages of “Exercises” with which students may practice the skills that they have learned. Goold Brown. The Institutes of English Grammar. New York: …

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This exhibit was curated by Dr. Russ McConnell, instructor in the Department of English at the University of Alabama.  It would not have been possible without the help of Dr. Amy Chen of the W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library and of Dr. Emma Annette Wilson and Muzel Chen of the Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

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