Lifetime: 1855 - 1903 Passed: ≈ 121 years ago


Professor , Author


United States

Edward R. Shaw

Edward Richard Shaw  was a Professor and Dean, New York University, and author of numerous books, primarily children's schoolbooks.

Shaw was born at Bellport, New York (part of Long Island). His undergraduate work was at Lafayette College, and he received his Ph.D. from New York University. After serving as Principal at Sayville, New York; Greenport, Suffolk County, New York; and Yonkers (NY) High School, he became Professor of Pedagogy in the New York University. By the time of his death, he was Dean.

Some of Shaw's output consisted of famous works edited for use by schoolchildren; examples include Black Beauty and Joshua Slocum's Sailing alone around the world.

Books by Edward R. Shaw

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Discoverers and Explorers

History Biography
Explorer Ship Gods Discovery Earth Monsters

Tales of the brave and daring explorers that ventured into the unknown "Sea of Darkness" where it was thought monsters and angry gods lived. They dared to sail near the equator which was thought to have such intense heat that it would boil the ocean...