Children Of The Mill

Author: Ronald D. Cohen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136798072
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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

The Rise And Fall Of An Urban School System

Author: Jeffrey Mirel
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472086498
Size: 80.24 MB
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The updated edition of the difficulties faced by the Detroit public schools and the historical reasons that led to the present situation

Men And Women Adrift

Author: Nina Mjagkij
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814755410
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The Dark Age Ridiculed, by Níla·kantha, Beguiling Artistry, by Ksheméndra, The Hundred Allegories, by Bhállata Written over a period of nearly a thousand years, these works show three very different approaches to satire. Níla·kantha gets straight to the point: swindlers prey on stupidity. The artistry that beguiles Ksheméndra is as varied as human nature and just as fallible. We are off to a gentle start Sanctimonious--really no more than a warm-up among vices—but soon graduate to Greed and Lust. From there it's downhill all the way, as unfaithfulness leads on to fraud, and drunkenness to depravity; deception and quackery bring up the rear. What's this at the very end? Virtue? A late arrival, pale and unconvincing. This volume presents three Indian satirists with three different strategies: in the ninth century C.E., Bhállata sought vengeance on his boorish new king by producing vicious sarcastic verse, “The Hundred Allegories;” in the eleventh century, Ksheméndra presents himself as a social reformer out to shame the complacent into compliance with Vedic morality; and in the seventeenth century little can redeem the fallen characters Níla·kantha portrays, so his duty is simply to warn about the corruption of every social type. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit

Hoosier Schools

Author: William J. Reese
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253333629
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""This anthology is important for historians of education, but... it has a larger purpose. Public schools have 'remained a faithful barometer of the major economic, political and social changes that swept across the nation.' Social historians can learn much from this well-written anthology."" -- Journal of American History .."". a fine contribution to the history of public policy studies."" -- The Public Historian School reform activists sometimes forget that schools are a product of history, that many proposed reforms were tried before -- with mixed results. That understanding of the past is critical to our understanding of current efforts to improve schools. These original studies of school reform in Indiana, from before the Civil War to the most recent efforts, offer a much-needed perspective on the reoccurring struggle to remake the public schools in a new image.

Creating The Modern South

Author: Douglas Flamming
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807861464
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In Creating the Modern South, Douglas Flamming examines one hundred years in the life of the mill and the town of Dalton, Georgia, providing a uniquely perceptive view of Dixie's social and economic transformation. "Beautifully written, it combines the rich specificity of a case study with broadly applicable synthetic conclusions.--Technology and Culture "A detailed and nuanced study of community development. . . . Creating the Modern South is an important book and will be of interest to anyone in the field of labor history.--Journal of Economic History "A rich and provocative study. . . . Its major contribution to our knowledge of the South is its careful account of the evolution and collapse of mill culture.--Journal of Southern History "Ambitious, and at times provocative, Creating the Modern South is a well-researched, highly readable, and engaging book.--Journal of American History

America In Black And White

Author: Stephan Thernstrom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439129098
Size: 47.75 MB
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In a book destined to become a classic, Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom present important new information about the positive changes that have been achieved and the measurable improvement in the lives of the majority of African-Americans. Supporting their conclusions with statistics on education, earnings, and housing, they argue that the perception of serious racial divisions in this country is outdated -- and dangerous.