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McInnis, Edward C. – American Educational History Journal, 2019
Some writers connected to the Peace Movement, many of whom were Quakers, expressed conflicting views on history's value to society and its ability to prevent unnecessary wars. These writers, mostly opponents to the United States' War with Mexico, argued that history education sometimes contributed to war by romanticizing militaristic government…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Peace, Activism, War
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McCullough, D. O. – American Educational History Journal, 2019
In March 1958, a tense six months after the launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik I sent a shockwave of fear and purpose through the United States, an essay published in the Franklin Institute (TFI) monthly member newsletter, "The Institute News," opened with an oddly defiant, even dismissive tone ("Sputnik, Teachers &…
Descriptors: Museums, War, Social Systems, Political Attitudes
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Garrison, Joshua – American Educational History Journal, 2009
Unrealistic as they may have been, television shows like Leave it to Beaver and Ozzie and Harriet served important social purposes during an age of tumult and anxiety. The domestic sit-coms of the 1950s played an educative function by reinforcing and disseminating traditional values at a time when forces of change were becoming quite disruptive.…
Descriptors: United States History, War, Social Systems, Political Attitudes
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Ramsey, Paul J. – American Educational History Journal, 2009
The classic "Slaughterhouse-Five" (1969/1991) and other writings of American novelist, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., resonate with young people and are sometimes part of the required curriculum in secondary schools, which necessitates an exploration of the ideas and ideals to which youngsters are exposed. This article explores the Atomic Age…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, War, Technological Advancement, Authors
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Beyer, C. Kalani – American Educational History Journal, 2009
Recently, there has been an interest in investigating who have historically served in the American military, particularly during periods of war. These studies report that men from lower socio-economic groups tend to be over represented in military service, especially after voluntary service replaced the draft during the 1970s. Much work remains to…
Descriptors: Military Service, Hawaiians, War, Asian Americans