Jewish Girls Coming of Age in America 1860 1920

Author: Melissa R. Klapper
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814749340
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Jewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860—1920 draws on a wealth of archival material, much of which has never been published—or even read—to illuminate the ways in which Jewish girls’ adolescent experiences reflected larger issues relating to gender, ethnicity, religion, and education. Klapper explores the dual roles girls played as agents of acculturation and guardians of tradition. Their search for an identity as American girls that would not require the abandonment of Jewish tradition and culture mirrored the struggle of their families and communities for integration into American society. While focusing on their lives as girls, not the adults they would later become, Klapper draws on the papers of such figures as Henrietta Szold, founder of Hadassah; Edna Ferber, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Showboat; and Marie Syrkin, literary critic and Zionist. Klapper also analyzes the diaries, memoirs, and letters of hundreds of other girls whose later lives and experiences have been lost to history. Told in an engaging style and filled with colorful quotes, the book brings to life a neglected group of fascinating historical figures during a pivotal moment in the development of gender roles, adolescence, and the modern American Jewish community.

Rethinking the History of American Education

Author: W. Reese
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230610463
Format: PDF, ePub
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The essays speak to historians, educational researchers, policy makers and others seeking fresh perspectives on questions related to the historical development of schooling in the United States.

Inexcusable Omissions

Author: Karen Graves
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780820448794
Format: PDF
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This book explores the work of Clarence Karier & his impact on critical scholarship in the history of U. S. education. Twenty authors contribute essays that examine Karier's influence on the study of a wide range of issues central to the field, articulate the theoretical approaches that have guided Karier's inquire, & engage the reader in biographical reflection. The essays converge on the complexities of new liberal social & educational theory & the impact that these ideas have had on the development of the American public school system. This is the landscape of the humanity & legacy of Clarence Karier as a historian of democracy's conscience & one of its most committed educators.

And They Were Wonderful Teachers

Author: Karen Graves
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252076397
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A stirring examination of how Cold War repression and persecution extended to gay and lesbian teachers in Florida

The history of discrimination in U S education

Author: Eileen Tamura
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780230600430
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How have power and agency been revealed in educational issues involving minorities? More specifically: how have politicians, policymakers, practitioners, and others in the mainstream used and misused their power in relation to those in the margins? How have those in the margins asserted their agency and negotiated their way within the larger society? What have been the relationships, not only between those more powerful and those less powerful, but also among those on the fringes of society?How have people sought to bridge the gap separating those in the margins and those in the mainstream? The essays in this book respond to these questions by delving into the educational past to reveal minority issues involving ethnicity, gender, class, disability, and sexual identity.