Rushdoony, Rousas J. The Messianic Character of American Education: Studies in the History of American Education; Introduction by Ivan R. Bierly; Appendix by David L. Hoggan. Nutley, New Jersey: The Craig Press, 1963. First Edition. 
Former library book, black cloth with dust jacket, clean text, xiv., 410 pp., standard library markups. Very good in very good dust-jacket. Hardcover.
"The Messianic Character of American Education is a study of the philosophies of education in the United States from Horace Mann to the present. More extensive in its scope than previous studies, this work is an analysis of the relationship of these philosophies to the religious concern which characterized earlier concepts of education, and to the growing belief in man's fulfillment in and through a new social order." - publisher.