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Leroux, Karen – History of Education Quarterly, 2006
Most narratives of teacher activism began at the turn of the twentieth century. Though historians acknowledge the formation of earlier local associations, they tend to dismiss them as merely "social organizations." The clubs that teachers formed between the 1870s and 1890s were indeed social, but the author argues that their social…
Descriptors: Teacher Associations, Teachers, Women Faculty, United States History
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Angulo, A. J. – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
The author introduces William Barton Rogers, conceptual founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who pursued two interrelated careers in nineteenth-century America: one centered on his activities in science and the other on his higher educational reform efforts. This essay explores one theme in Rogers' scientific and educational…
Descriptors: United States History, Slavery, Careers, Higher Education