Catherine Kiall ('19): "'Uprooting the Unquestioned Acceptance of Tradition': Latin in U.S. Secondary Schools in the 20th Century."

This thesis presents a survey and historical analysis of Latin teaching in the U.S. from the early 20th century to the present. Using textbooks, instructional handbooks for teachers, and articles from Classical journals, it reviews the arguments used by proponents of Latin study and the evolution of different approaches to teaching the grammar and reading of Latin in order to consider how the subject may be encouraged today.