After six plus years of work, my book Homeschool: An American Historyis officially released today. In it I begin by describing the many ways the home was used to teach children from colonial times up to the early twentieth century. I show how gradually institutional schooling replaced this home-based education until by the 1950s schooling, be it public or private, was the nearly universal experience of American children. But in the late 1960s and 1970s there emerged a reaction against institutional schooling on both the radical left and right. I describe how this radical fringe movement was gradually transformed into the powerful homeschooling movement of the 1980s and 1990s, and I conclude with a chapter on current trends and future possibilities.