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The West Virginia School Journal

The West Virginia School Journal

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  • Category: Education
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The Americanization of West Virginia

The Americanization of West Virginia

Creating a Modern Industrial State, 1916-1925

  • Author: John C. Hennen
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813158761
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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Local teachers and ministers extolling the virtues of hard work and loyalty to God and country. Veterans' groups and women's clubs promoting the military fighting radicalism, and equating business and patriotism. Industrial leaders gaining legal as well as moral influence over national domestic policy. Such scenes might seem to be lifted from a Sinclair Lewis novel or a Contract with America publicity video. But as John C. Hennen shows in this piercing analysis of early-twentieth-century American political culture, from 1916 to 1925 "Americanization" became the theme -- indeed, the script -- not only of West Virginia but of the entire nation. Hennen's interdisciplinary work examines a formative period in West Virginia's modern history that has been largely neglected beyond the traditional focus on the coal industry. Hennen looks at education, reform, and industrial relations in the state in the context of war mobilization, postwar instability, and national economic expansion. The First World War, he says, consolidated the dominant positions of professionals, business people, and political capitalists as arbiters of national values. These leaders emerged from the war determined to make free-market business principles synonymous with patriotic citizenship. Americanization, therefore, refers less to the assimilation of immigrants into the national mainstream than to the attempt to encode values that would guarantee a literate, loyal, and obedient producing class. To ensure that the state fulfilled its designated role as a resource zone for the perceived greater good of national strength, corporate leaders employed public relations tactics that the Wilson administration had refined to gain public support for the war. Alarmed by widespread labor activism and threatened by fears of communism, the American Constitutional Association in West Virginia, one of dozens of similar organizations nationwide, articulated principles that identified the well-being of business with the well-being of the country. With easy access to teacher training and classroom programs, antiunion forces had by 1923 rolled back the wartime gains of the United Mine Workers of America. Middle-class voluntary organizations like the American Legion and the West Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs helped implant mandated loyalty in schoolchildren. Far from being isolated during America's transformation into a world power, West Virginia was squarely in the mainstream. The state's people and natural resources were manipulated into serving crucial functions as producers and fuel for the postwar economy. Hennen's study, therefore, is a study less of the power or force of ideas than of the importance of access to the means to transmit ideas. The winner of the1995 Appalachian Studies Award is a significant contribution to regional studies as well as to our understanding of American culture during and after World War I.

The West Virginia Media Book

The West Virginia Media Book

  • Author: Carole Marsh
  • Publisher: Carole Marsh Books
  • ISBN: 0793333067
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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A Profession Emerges in West Virginia

A Profession Emerges in West Virginia

  • Author: Kermit A. Cook
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History of Education in West Virginia

History of Education in West Virginia

  • Author: Alexander Reid Whitehill
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  • Category: Education
  • Page: 165
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My First Book about West Virginia

My First Book about West Virginia

  • Author: Carole Marsh
  • Publisher: Carole Marsh Books
  • ISBN: 0793357136
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New Serial Titles

New Serial Titles

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  • Category: Periodicals
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West Virginia

West Virginia

A History

  • Author: Otis K. Rice,Stephen W. Brown
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813137667
  • Category: History
  • Page: 360
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" An essential resource for scholars, students, and all lovers of the Mountaineer State. From bloody skirmishes with Indians on the early frontier to the Logan County mine war, the story of West Virginia is punctuated with episodes as colorful and rugged as the mountains that dominate its landscape. In this first modern comprehensive history, Otis Rice and Stephen Brown balance these episodes of mountaineer individualism against the complexities of industrial development and the growth of social institutions, analyzing the events and personalities that have shaped the state. To create this history, the authors weave together many strands from the past and present. Included among these are geological and geographical features; the prehistoric inhabitants; exploration and settlement; relations with the Indians; the land systems and patterns of ownership; the Civil War and the formation of the state from the western counties of Virginia; the legacy of Reconstruction; politics and government; industrial development; labor problems and advances; and cultural aspects such as folkways, education, religion, and national and ethnic influences. For this second edition, the authors have added a new chapter, bringing the original material up to date and carrying the West Virginia story through the presidential election of 1992. Otis K. Rice is professor emeritus of history and Stephen W. Brown is professor of history at West Virginia Institute of Technology.

The British Traditional Ballad in North America

The British Traditional Ballad in North America

  • Author: Tristram Potter Coffin,Roger deV. Renwick
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292735073
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 316
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Tristram Potter Coffin's The British Traditional Ballad in North America, published in 1950, became recognized as the standard reference to the published material on the Child ballad in North America. Centering on the theme of story variation, the book examines ballad variation in general, treats the development of the traditional ballad into an art form, and provides a bibliographical guide to story variation as well as a general bibliography of titles referred to in the guide. Roger deV. Renwick's supplement to The British Traditional Ballad in North America provides a thorough review of all sources of North American ballad materials published from 1963, the date of the last revision of the original volume, to 1977. The references, which include published text fragments and published title lists of items in archival collections, are arranged according to each ballad's story variations. Textual and thematic comparisons among ballads in the British and American tradition are made throughout. In his introductory essay Renwick synthesizes the various theoretical approaches to the phenomenon of variation that have appeared in scholarly publications since 1963 and provides examples from texts referred to in the bibliographical guide itself. The supplement, like its parent work, is an invaluable reference tool for the study of variation in ballad form, content, and style. Together with the reprinted text of the 1963 edition, the supplement provides an exhaustive bibliography to the literature on the British traditional ballad in North America.

Nurse as Educator

Nurse as Educator

  • Author: Susan B. Bastable
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 0763770167
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 667
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Nurse as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning for Nursing Practice prepares nurse educators, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse practitioners for their ever-increasing roles in patient teaching, health education, health promotion, and nursing education. Designed to teach nurses about the development, motivational, and sociocultural differences that affect teaching and learning, this text combines theoretical and pragmatic content in a balanced, complete style. The Third Edition of this best-selling text has been updated and revised to include the latest research. Nurse as Educator is used extensively in nursing educations courses and programs, as well as in both institutional and community-based settings.