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1989

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Presenting The Past: Education, Interpretation And The Teaching Of Black History At Colonial Williamsburg, Rex Marshall Ellis Jan 1989

Presenting The Past: Education, Interpretation And The Teaching Of Black History At Colonial Williamsburg, Rex Marshall Ellis

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The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation began in 1926. Within four years after its initial construction, the need to begin some means of presenting information to a growing population of visitors became apparent. In this study, an attempt will be made to answer the question, "How has the history of interpretation at Colonial Williamsburg influenced its teaching of black history?".;The major research question and the subsidiary questions were prompted by the recent inclusion of a black history program at the foundation. In this study, primary focus will be given to the history of interpretation at Colonial Williamsburg. An attempt will be ...


Horace Mann: A Comparison Of A Traditional And A Revisionist Biography, George C. Whiting Jan 1989

Horace Mann: A Comparison Of A Traditional And A Revisionist Biography, George C. Whiting

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The purpose of this study was to compare a traditional biography, Burke A. Hinsdale's Horace Mann and the Common School Revival in the United States (1900), and a revisionist biography, Jonathan Messerli's Horace Mann: a Biography (1972), within a "neutral" frame of reference to determine which author made the more logical use of evidence to support his argument.;David H. Fischer's Historians' Fallacies (1970) and Richard E. Neustadt & Ernest R. May's Thinking in Time (1986) were used to formulate a "neutral" frame of reference within which to analyze the two biographies.;Hinsdale's explanation was found to consist of a series of generalizations few of which were supported by credible relevant evidence. Thus, while Messerli's explanation in part relied ...