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Lopez, Enrique M. – Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, 1986
Assesses Chicano-Anglo relations in Ontario, California, from 1937-1947, a transitional decade for Chicanos in "semi-rural" areas of American Southwest. Focuses on Chicanos' economic plight, their leadership and organization, civil rights and discrimination, legal issues, and political realities. Studies effect of World War II on Chicano…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Community Action, Community Influence, Community Leaders
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Willard, William – WICAZO SA Review, 1997
Educational and employment programs implemented by the Bureau of Indian Affairs during the 1950s and 1960s relocated thousands of American Indians to urban areas with the assurance of a better life. Focuses on the current status of the American Indian population in the San Francisco Bay area including Indian organizations, tribal group…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Acculturation, American Indian Education, American Indian History
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Gunderson, Gerald – Social Education, 2007
The American economy has had the fastest and most dramatic development of all the world's major economies. Four hundred years ago, the economic output of the area that became the United States was negligible by world standards. Yet only 250 years later, the U.S. economy had become the largest in the world, surpassing all other countries, including…
Descriptors: United States History, Heuristics, Human Geography, Economic Factors
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Johnson, Troy R. – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 1996
Traces the foundations and development of Native American activism, 1950s-90s. Discusses relocation of reservation American Indians to urban areas in the 1950s without promised aid or vocational training, changing aspirations of Indian veterans and college students, lessons of the civil rights movement, occupations of Alcatraz Island and Wounded…
Descriptors: Activism, American Indian History, Civil Disobedience, Civil Rights
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Ewig, Rick – OAH Magazine of History, 1988
Points out railroad building in the West as a cause rather than an effect of the rapid development of the area. Railroads hastened the demise of American Indian autonomy and their land base, brought permanent Anglo-American settlers to the West and provided a market relationship between East and West. (KO)
Descriptors: American Indian History, Information Sources, Marketing, Migration
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Wilson, Terry P. – American Indian Quarterly, 1979
Analyzes the social and political milieu which gave rise to Native American Studies a decade ago. Questions what constitutes American Indian Studies and how this subject area relates to older, established academic disciplines. Discusses internal and external pressures shaping the present style and future composition of Native American Studies…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Studies, American Indians, College Curriculum
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Van Delinder, Jean – Great Plains Quarterly, 2001
Initially, Kansas prohibited school segregation except for elementary schools in cities over 15,000 people. As Topeka annexed areas in the early 20th century, African Americans accustomed to integration filed court challenges, which failed. Subsequent efforts to desegregate Topeka are traced, through the landmark 1954 case. Black teachers in…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Black Education, Black History, Civil Rights
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Steitz, Charles R., Jr. – Social Studies Journal, 1986
Provides an overview of a unit on the American Revolutionary War. Presents the text of a slide lecture used to illustrate the involvement of the area around Collegeville, Pennsylvania in the military history of the United States. (JDH)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), History Instruction, Local History, Secondary Education
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Cox, Richard J. – Libraries & Culture, 2000
Reviews some of the highlights of American archival history research, especially the growing interest in cultural and public history. Discusses the multidisciplinary nature of archive research, the impact of technology, and the re-emergence of records and record-keeping systems as a core area for study. (Contains 54 references.) (LRW)
Descriptors: Archives, Cultural Influences, Interdisciplinary Approach, Library History
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Ryan, Frank Anthony – Harvard Educational Review, 1982
The author discusses federal legislation that concerns American Indian education. Examines contract schools, the Bureau of Indian Affairs school system, availability of public schools, sectarian mission schools, termination of tribal sovereignty, relocation to urban areas, and the Indian Education Act of 1972. (CT)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Federal Indian Relationship
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Anderson, James D. – Peabody Journal of Education, 1990
Examines rural African Americans' struggle for education during Booker T. Washington's time, documenting the irony in the fact that, although the age of Washington has come to symbolize dramatic educational gains for African Americans because of his advocacy, Southern rural African-American education during his career actually deteriorated…
Descriptors: Black Students, Civil Rights, Educational Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education
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Johnson, Troy; Nagel, Joane – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 1994
Describes circumstances that set the stage for the 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island by American Indians, including federal relocation of thousands of reservation Indians to urban areas, national civil rights and antiwar movements, and growth of urban Indian and Indian college student organizations. Briefly traces events of the occupation. Lists…
Descriptors: Activism, American Indian History, Civil Disobedience, College Students
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Greene, Mott T. – OSIRIS, 1985
Discusses: (1) geologists and the history of geology; (2) American historians and the history of geology; (3) history of geology in the 1980s; (4) sources for the history of geology (bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, periodicals, public/official histories, compilations, and books); (5) research opportunities; and (6) other…
Descriptors: College Science, Geology, Higher Education, Historiography
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Moyer, Albert E. – OSIRIS, 1985
Discusses the history of American physics, indicating that much effort has been on the atomic bond and high-energy physics, to the detriment of other topics and areas. To offset this tendency, significant research is going on in the history of solid-state physics, with glimmerings in the history of physics education. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Historiography, Physics
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Ostwalt, Conrad; Pollitt, Phoebe – Appalachian Journal, 1993
Traces the establishment of the Salem School and Orphanage for African Americans in Elk Park, North Carolina in the late nineteenth century, when mission work on behalf of African Americans in Appalachia was rare. The school was started by Emily Prudden and run by White Mennonite missionaries who faced threats and racism from the surrounding…
Descriptors: Black Education, Blacks, Community Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism
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