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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
Patterson, Wayne; Kim, Hyung-chan – 1992
The immigration of Koreans to the United States is traced from 1903, and the contributions Korean Americans have made to the United States are identified in this book which is part of a series for children. The number of Korean immigrants, small for many years, increased dramatically with the easing of government restrictions in the 1960s, until,…
Descriptors: Achievement, Childrens Literature, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences
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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
Takei, Yoshimitsu – 1981
The issue of school desegregation does not affect most Asian/Pacific Americans today due to their small number, geographic dispersion, heterogeneity based on differences in ethnic identities, and variations in their degree of cultural and social assimilation into American society. Before 1965 most of the Asian and Pacific American young people…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian Americans, Ethnic Groups, Immigrants
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Johnston, Marjorie C. – Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1956
"Education in Mexico," one of the series of basic studies on education in the American Republics undertaken by the Office of Education, has been prepared with the interests of the following groups in mind: (1) Persons working in the field of Inter-American educational relations; (2) Those specializing in Latin American area and language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Development, Public Education, World History
Emery, Lynne – 1984
Despite exclusion from the mainstream of society in the late 1800s and the early part of this century, Chinese American youth in the Los Angeles (California) area adopted the sports of this country. Chinese American baseball and basketball teams competed with each other and with teams from the Japanese American community. Football was also played…
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletics, Baseball, Basketball
Evans, Geraldine A. – 1991
The establishment, design, and location of American higher education institutions correlate directly with the evolution of American thinking regarding the nature of democracy, the knowledge required by the citizenry for full participation in democracy and the "American Dream," and the progression of the American economy from an agrarian to an…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Practices
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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
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment. – 1987
Many believe that throughout history, science and technology have been major factors in shaping American society and the way of life. By changing the ways in which one interacts with another, science and technoiogy may affect the way one defines the general welfare, the way in which one views the realm of government, and the nature of the rights…
Descriptors: College Science, Governance, Government Role, Governmental Structure
Campbell, Lyle – 1997
The book offers a general survey of the history of Native American languages. Chapters address these topics: Native American pidgins and trade languages; the history of American Indian linguistics and classification of languages; the origin of Native American languages; languages of North America; languages of Central America; languages of South…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, American Indians, Diachronic Linguistics, Foreign Countries
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