Historical Dictionary Of American Education

Author: Richard J. Altenbaugh
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313285905
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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 American Radio

Author: Donald G. Godfrey
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313296369
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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 Women S Education In The United States

Author: Linda Eisenmann
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313293238
Size: 18.86 MB
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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 Colonial America

Author: William Pencak
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810855879
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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

Author: Linda Eisenmann
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313293238
Size: 42.85 MB
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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 Propaganda

Author: Martin J. Manning
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313296055
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Covers the history of propaganda that was created by the United States government.

American Educational History

Author: William H. Jeynes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452235740
Size: 20.69 MB
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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!

The New Historical Dictionary Of The American Film Industry

Author: Anthony Slide
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135925615
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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

Author: Jim Cox
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810865235
Size: 26.53 MB
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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.