The Admiral's Academy: Nantucket Island's Historic Coffin School
by Margaret Moore Booker
The Admiral’s Academy traces the fascinating history of Nantucket’s Coffin School from its founding in 1827 by a British admiral, Sir Isaac Coffin, through its transformation into a lively center for manual training and home economics in the early 20th century. Illustrated with paintings and photos, this book is for Nantucket history buffs and those with an interest in American education.
1998, $12.00 paper (80 pp. / 40 illus.)