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Perrotta, Katherine – American Educational History Journal, 2018
The sixties and seventies were a time of great cultural, social, and political change in the United States. Events including civil rights demonstrations, anti-war protests, environmental movements, and gender rights sparked activism among students and young people across the country. In order for American youth to mobilize, they turned to…
Descriptors: United States History, Activism, Geographic Regions, Social Change
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Cowles, Lyndsay – American Educational History Journal, 2014
This article will begin to synthesize and extend the historical literature involving women's political culture and women teachers. Through the lens of a select group of women in Chicago, the author argues that, while higher education provided the skills women needed to enter political spaces, teaching led them to act in those political spaces.…
Descriptors: Females, Women Faculty, Politics, United States History
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Graves, Karen – American Educational History Journal, 2014
The "Bakke" decision marked a turning point in higher education. Tested again most recently in "Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin," affirmative action policy remains in place even as the Roberts Court shakes its foundation by demanding a degree of administrative oversight not pursued by previous Courts. In spite of…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Affirmative Action, Higher Education, Disproportionate Representation
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Webb, Rhonda K.; Bohan, Chara Haeussler – American Educational History Journal, 2014
During the aftermath of the First Red Scare in the 1930s and during the early stages of the Cold War in the 1940s, the United States engaged in a great national effort to preserve and protect its capitalist system from international rival--the communist Soviet Union. In the American South, states such as Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama faced a…
Descriptors: United States History, Racial Segregation, Racial Discrimination, Public Education
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Groen, Mark – American Educational History Journal, 2014
When viewing the landscape of learning and literacy, politics and policy often intersect. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, literacy is one skill that progressives sought to expand and others historically used to restrict access to immigration, jobs, and civic participation. During the closing decades of the nineteenth century,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Political Issues, Public Policy, Language Usage
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Lauzon, Glenn P. – American Educational History Journal, 2012
In the closing weeks of 1867, an educational organization was founded in Washington, D.C., that should have been stillborn. Most farmers dismissed scientific agriculture as useless book-farming. They should have been lukewarm to the Patrons of Husbandry's promise to sponsor monthly meetings for mutual instruction in the application of scientific…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Public Policy, Historians, Educational History
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Ramsey, Paul J. – American Educational History Journal, 2009
The classic "Slaughterhouse-Five" (1969/1991) and other writings of American novelist, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., resonate with young people and are sometimes part of the required curriculum in secondary schools, which necessitates an exploration of the ideas and ideals to which youngsters are exposed. This article explores the Atomic Age…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, War, Technological Advancement, Authors
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Harrington, James J. – American Educational History Journal, 2009
In Central America the Cold War support of the elites by the United States was designed to ward off the communist threat. At the same time social and economic demands by the working and middle classes created revolutionary movements in the face of rigid and violent responses by Central American governments. Issues of social justice pervaded the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Higher Education, Working Class, Middle Class
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Noley, Grayson; Smith, Joan K.; Vaughn, Courtney; Cesar, Dana – American Educational History Journal, 2009
Against the backdrop of internal colonialism, this article examines the educational and social lives of Allen Wright and his children to better understand how this Choctaw family successfully navigated the pressures of dual cultures by: (1) providing the socio-political context of the indigenous culture prior to Wright's birth; (2) chronicling and…
Descriptors: Educational History, American Indians, Profiles, Tribes
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Groen, Mark – American Educational History Journal, 2008
The question of how Whig policies affected the early development of common schools has received little examination in either political or educational histories. There is evidence, however, that Whig party politics did influence early educational reformers. This paper considers the influence of Whig party politics on the emergence of state systems…
Descriptors: Careers, Politics, Political Attitudes, Public Policy
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Kang, Rui – American Educational History Journal, 2007
The purpose of this study is to summarize the public high school economic curriculum and instruction in the state of Texas since the 1920s. Three historical periods were of primary interest: (1) the 1920s and 1930s; (2) the postwar and cold war eras; and (3) 1980 until now. Meaningful comparisons across periods are made, whenever reasonable, in…
Descriptors: High Schools, Economics Education, War, Social Environment