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Historical Dictionary of American Education

Historical Dictionary of American Education Author Richard J. Altenbaugh
ISBN-10 031328590X
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 499
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Contains 357 alphabetical entries providing factual information about eminent people and important topics related to the development of American public, private, and parochial schools, covering elementary and secondary levels. Includes biographies of major state and regional school leaders and refor



Historical Dictionary of School Segregation and Desegregation

Historical Dictionary of School Segregation and Desegregation Author Jeffrey A. Raffel
ISBN-10 0313295026
Release 1998
Pages 345
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Provides entries for people, court decisions, concepts, reports and books, legislation, and organizations related to desegration



Professional Military Education in the United States

Professional Military Education in the United States Author William E. Simons
ISBN-10 0313297495
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 391
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Provides a unique resource on the development of the American military's educational efforts.



Historical Dictionary of Women s Education in the United States

Historical Dictionary of Women s Education in the United States Author Linda Eisenmann
ISBN-10 0313293236
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 534
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The history of women's education in the United States presents a continuous effort to move from the periphery to the mainstream, and this book examines both formal institutions and informal opportunities for girls and women. Not only were women long prevented from receiving an education because of their gender, but their formal educational opportunities were also greatly affected by race, class, and ethnicity. Denied formal education early on, women found ways of educating themselves informally through associations and reform movements. While individuals have been prominent, women's educational history also must be told through the institutions they created. This reference book presents an introductory essay and nearly 250 alphabetically arranged entries on events, ideas, movements, institutions, and persons in the history of women's education in the United States from the colonial period to the present. Each entry includes a brief bibliography, and the book concludes with a timeline of women's educational history and a list of works for further reading. The entries are written by expert contributors and reflect the geographic, racial, and socioeconomic diversity of schooling for girls and women throughout various eras of U.S. history.



Historical Dictionary of American Radio

Historical Dictionary of American Radio Author Donald G. Godfrey
ISBN-10 0313296367
Release 1998
Pages 485
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A comprehensive resource of American radio history including over 100 authors and covering over 600 different topics, fully cross-referenced and indexed. Entries are arranged alphabetically and written by some of the leading scholars including Erik Barnouw, Louisa Benjamin, Ronald Caray, Kenneth Harwood, Michael Kitross, Larry Lichty, Christopher Sterling, Kyu Ho Youm, Robert Avery, Marvin Bensman, Michael D. Murray, and others of the discipline. Each entry also contains references for further study as well as internet source materials. An Introduction and Radio Chronology provide the historical framework for the topics. This dictionary will be of interest to students and scholars interested in radio, television, communications, communications history, and electronic media. It will also be of interest to professionals in the field. As a library source it will be a welcome addition to academic, professional, as well as public library collections.



Historical Dictionary of Colonial America

Historical Dictionary of Colonial America Author William Pencak
ISBN-10 9780810855878
Release 2011-07-15
Pages 461
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The years between 1450 and 1550 marked the end of one era in world history and the beginning of another. Most importantly, the focus of global commerce and power shifted from the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean, largely because of the discovery ofthe New World. The New World was more than a geographic novelty. It opened the way for new human possibilities, possibilities that were first fulfilled by the British colonies of North America, nearly 100 years after Columbus landed in the Bahamas. TheHistorical Dictionary of Colonial America covers America's history from the first settlements to the end and immediate aftermath of the French and Indian War. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on the various colonies, which were founded and how they became those which declared independence. Religious, political, economic, and family life; important people; warfare; and relations between British, French, Spanish, and Dutch colonies are also among the topics covered. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Colonial America.



Historical Dictionary of Women s Education in the United States

Historical Dictionary of Women s Education in the United States Author Linda Eisenmann
ISBN-10 0313293236
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 534
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The history of women's education in the United States presents a continuous effort to move from the periphery to the mainstream, and this book examines both formal institutions and informal opportunities for girls and women. Not only were women long prevented from receiving an education because of their gender, but their formal educational opportunities were also greatly affected by race, class, and ethnicity. Denied formal education early on, women found ways of educating themselves informally through associations and reform movements. While individuals have been prominent, women's educational history also must be told through the institutions they created. This reference book presents an introductory essay and nearly 250 alphabetically arranged entries on events, ideas, movements, institutions, and persons in the history of women's education in the United States from the colonial period to the present. Each entry includes a brief bibliography, and the book concludes with a timeline of women's educational history and a list of works for further reading. The entries are written by expert contributors and reflect the geographic, racial, and socioeconomic diversity of schooling for girls and women throughout various eras of U.S. history.



American Educational History

American Educational History Author William H. Jeynes
ISBN-10 9781452235745
Release 2007-01-18
Pages 496
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American Educational History: School, Society, and the Common Good is an up-to-date, contemporary examination of historical trends that have helped shape schools and education in the United States. Author William H. Jeynes places a strong emphasis on recent history, most notably post-World War II issues such as the role of technology, the standards movement, affirmative action, bilingual education, undocumented immigrants, school choice, and much more!



Historical Dictionary of American Propaganda

Historical Dictionary of American Propaganda Author Martin J. Manning
ISBN-10 0313296057
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 394
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Covers the history of propaganda that was created by the United States government.



Biographical Dictionary of Modern American Educators

Biographical Dictionary of Modern American Educators Author Frederik Ohles
ISBN-10 0313291330
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 432
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An examination of escalating conflicts between Blacks and Koreans in American cities. It focuses on the Flatbush Boycott of 1990, led by Black and Haitian activists against Korean-owned produce stores in Brooklyn. Claire Jean Kim rejects conventional wisdom that Black-Korean conflict constitutes racial scapegoating and argues instead that it is a response to white dominance in American society.



The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry Author Anthony Slide
ISBN-10 9781135925611
Release 2014-02-25
Pages 256
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The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry is a completely revised and updated edition of Anthony Slide's The American Film Industry, originally published in 1986 and recipient of the American Library Association's Outstanding Reference Book award for that year. More than 200 new entries have been added, and all original entries have been updated; each entry is followed by a short bibliography. As its predecessor, the new dictionary is unique in that it is not a who's who of the industry, but rather a what's what: a dictionary of producing and releasing companies, technical innovations, industry terms, studios, genres, color systems, institutions and organizations, etc. More than 800 entries include everything from "Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences" to "Zoom Lens", from "Astoria Studios" to "Zoetrope". Outstanding Reference Source - American Library Association



Historical Dictionary of American Radio Soap Operas

Historical Dictionary of American Radio Soap Operas Author Jim Cox
ISBN-10 0810865238
Release 2005-11-15
Pages 320
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The period from 1925 to 1960 was the heyday of the American Radio Soap Opera. In addition to being part of popular culture, the soap opera had important commercial aspects as well that were not only related to their production, but also to the desperate need to sell products or perish. Both sides of this story are traced in this comprehensive compendium. The dictionary section, made up of more than 500 cross-referenced entries, provides brief vignettes of the more popular and also less well-known 'soaps,' among them Back Stage Wife, Our Gal Sunday, Pepper Young's Family and The Guiding Light. Other entries evoke those who brought these programs to life: the actors, announcers, scriptwriters, networks, and even the sponsors. Nor are the basic themes, the stock characters and the gimmick, forgotten. The book's introduction defines the soap opera, examines the span of the radio serial, reviews its origins and its demise, and focuses on the character types that made up its denizens. The chronology outlines the period and the bibliography offers further reading. Together, these elements make a comprehensive reference work that researchers will find invaluable long into the future.



Historical Dictionary of the Elizabethan World

Historical Dictionary of the Elizabethan World Author John Wagner
ISBN-10 9781136597619
Release 2013-04-03
Pages 432
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No period of British history generates such deep interest as the reign of Elizabeth I, from 1558 to 1603. The individuals and events of that era continue to be popular topics for contemporary literature and film, and Elizabethan drama, poetry, and music are studied and enjoyed everywhere by students, scholars, and the general public. The Historical Dictionary of the Elizabeth World provides clear definitions and descriptions of people, events, institutions, ideas, and terminology relating in some significant way to the Elizabethan period. The first dictionary of history to focus exclusively on the reign of Elizabeth I, the Dictionary is also the first to take a broad trans-Atlantic approach to the period by including relevant individuals and terms from Irish, Scottish, Welsh, American, and Western European history. Editors' Choice: Reference



Historical Dictionary of African American Theater

Historical Dictionary of African American Theater Author Anthony D. Hill
ISBN-10 9780810862760
Release 2008-12-04
Pages 624
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African American Theater is a vibrant and unique entity enriched by ancient Egyptian rituals, West African folklore, and European theatrical practices. A continuum of African folk traditions, it combines storytelling, mythology, rituals, music, song, and dance with ancestor worship from ancient times to the present. It afforded black artists a cultural gold mine to celebrate what it was like to be an African American in The New World. The Historical Dictionary of African American Theater celebrates nearly 200 years of black theater in the United States, identifying representative African American theater-producing organizations and chronicling their contributions to the field from its birth in 1816 to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, directors, playwrights, plays, theater producing organizations, themes, locations, and theater movements and awards.



Historical Dictionary of the American Revolution

Historical Dictionary of the American Revolution Author Terry M. Mays
ISBN-10 0810875039
Release 2009-11-18
Pages 652
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This greatly expanded second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the American Revolution covers more battles, skirmishes, and raids of the American Revolution than any other printed source. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, maps and photos, a bibliography, and over 1000 cross-referenced dictionary entries.



Historical Dictionary of Turkey

Historical Dictionary of Turkey Author Metin Heper
ISBN-10 9781538102251
Release 2018-05-23
Pages 870
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This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Turkey contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.



Historical Dictionary of American Theater

Historical Dictionary of American Theater Author James Fisher
ISBN-10 9780810878334
Release 2015-04-16
Pages 570
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The Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Beginnings covers the history of early American Theatre through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on actors and actresses, directors, playwrights, producers, genres, notable plays and theatres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the early American Theater.