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Kammen, Michael – History Teacher, 1983
In 1881, Tyler was invited to Cornell to fill the first professorship of U.S. history created at any American university. That episode provides the opportunity to examine history teaching in nineteenth century America, the origins of the historical profession, the Anglo-American cultural context that shaped Tyler's outlook, and his achievements.…
Descriptors: Educational History, Higher Education, History Instruction, Professional Associations
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Lavrin, Asuncion – History Teacher, 1981
Presents a bibliography and suggests a number of topics around which a college level history course on Latin American women could be organized. Course topics include migration of women, definition of sex roles, legal status of women, women's work and society, feminism, politics, religion, women and the family, and women's education and…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Females, Higher Education, History Instruction
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Balmori, Diana – History Teacher, 1981
Presents a bibliographic review essay on Latin American families. The essay is presented in three major categories: (1) the family and enterprise; (2) the family--different regions, time periods, and socioeconomic conditions and (3) family networks. Entries include historical literature and articles in the English language, films, and novels. (DB)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Family Life, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Archer, Christon I. – History Teacher, 1981
Presents an outline and suggests bibliographic resources in Spanish and English for a college level course on the Latin American colonial military. General and background works are suggested on a variety of topics. (DB)
Descriptors: Colonialism, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, History Instruction
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Nunn, Frederick M. – History Teacher, 1981
Presents a topical outline and working bibliography for developing a college-level course on military-civilian relations in modern Latin America. Major topics are European and colonial background, independence, European and U.S. influences on professionalization and the development of political interest, professional militarism after World War II,…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, History Instruction
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Zingg, Paul J. – History Teacher, 1986
Using baseball as its focus, this article demonstrates the importance of sport in helping students understand certain central themes of United States history. Provides a brief history of baseball and reviews scholarly works on its influence in United States culture. (JDH)
Descriptors: American Studies, Athletics, Baseball, Cultural Awareness
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Amann, Peter H. – History Teacher, 1986
Reviews the nature of fascism as it arose in Europe between World Wars I and II. Examines the nature of 'proto-fascist' trends in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s, and offers some tentative conclusions as to why the trend failed to achieve greater strength. (JDH)
Descriptors: Democracy, Fascism, Higher Education, Political Attitudes
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Puglisi, Michael J. – History Teacher, 1991
Describes relations between the early colonists in Virginia and the Powhatan Indians. Argues that, in any exploration of intercultural relationships, one must recognize the impact and importance of native initiative. Suggests that the ethnohistorical perspective requires sensitivity to the cultural integrity of natives' decisions and the effects…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, Colonial History (United States), Cultural Interrelationships
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Shaughnessy, C. A. – History Teacher, 1991
Discusses problems with military documentation during the Vietnam War. Reports poor record keeping practices, destruction of permanent files, and mislabeled and missing records. Describes the National Archives' Vietnam project that organized and preserved the remaining military records. Concludes that the Vietnam War was better documented than the…
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Higher Education, Historiography, Military Science
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Hodges, James A. – History Teacher, 1985
How the historian George Fort Milton, who earned his keep as a newspaper publisher and editor, did history is especially interesting because his was a career different from that of the usual scholar-teacher. His life is discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Biographies, Historians, Historiography
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Brinkley, Alan – History Teacher, 1984
Comparing the biographies of individuals is a technique that can be used to illuminate the larger history of a society. As an illustration, comparative biographies of two dissident leaders, Huey Long and Father Charles Coughlin, are discussed to show how they reflect the social and political history of the 1930s. (RM)
Descriptors: Biographies, Comparative Analysis, Historiography, Modern History
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Kammen, Michael – History Teacher, 1983
Nettels' text, "The Roots of an American Civilization: A History of American Colonial Life," published in 1938, has enjoyed the widest sales of any text ever written on the colonial period. Never losing his concern for economic development, Nettels' interests in the 1940s and 1950s shifted to the American Revolution. (RM)
Descriptors: Biographies, Colonial History (United States), Economic Development, Economic Factors
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Spiegel, Gabrielle M. – History Teacher, 1984
It was not until the turn of the twelfth century that a debate arose in which the relative merits of poetry and prose for the expression of historical truth were weighed. Poetry was found lacking and prose acknowledged as the only proper language of historical truth in the Middle Ages. (RM)
Descriptors: European History, Historiography, Poetry, Politics
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Colaiaco, James A. – History Teacher, 1983
Discussed is how G. M. Young's historical essay, "Victorian England: Portrait of an Age," is a reflection of its time and of the abiding cultural concerns of Young's intellectual life. (RM)
Descriptors: Biographies, Content Analysis, European History, Higher Education
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Nordhaus, R. Edward – History Teacher, 1983
The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (S.N.C.C.) was mainly responsible for the drive in 1963 to register Black voters in Mississippi and form a political party that included Negroes. How the S.N.C.C. organized the movement and came into its own as a political organization is discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Black History, Black Organizations, Black Power, Civil Rights
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