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ERIC Number: EJ762524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-0093-3104
The Changing Tide of Professional Print Media and Teaching Patriotism: 1916-1956
Putman, Errol
Theory and Research in Social Education, v32 n3 p397-410 Sum 2004
The events of September 11, 2001, provoked an awakening of patriotic sentiment in Americans from all walks of life. Reflecting representation from the most diverse of political, social, and economic quarters, this patriotic movement included most everyone from across the spectrum, from politicians, religious leaders, and teachers on the one hand, to firemen, construction workers, and students on the other. Not since long before most Americans could remember had the United States experienced such an outpouring of support for those things associated with patriotism. Dormant in many respects for over forty years--especially on the pages of professional print media--the strong support for patriotism seemed fresh and almost exhilarating, and, as many claimed, long overdue. But was this feverish pitch truly unique? Or had similar responses occurred in America's past under similar circumstances? And perhaps most important, if the patriotic zeal was actually nothing more than an emotional response to certain stimuli, and if the events associated with the stimuli faded into the past, would current levels of patriotic sentiment similarly subside? To assist in providing insight in answering these questions, a study of patriotism in professional print media was undertaken, beginning with the Report on the Committee on Social Studies in 1916, and ending in 1956, when the McCarthy era had comfortably concluded. Although a wide variety of journals and magazines were consulted, special emphasis was focused on social studies journals and magazines wherever possible with the assumption that they would be most concerned with issues involving patriotism.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States