National Forum

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Articles from Vol. 77, No. 3, Summer

Being "Historic" and a "Leader-in-Training"
In March, Women's History Month, I was introduced as being "historic." It is not the way I think of myself, but a case that I tried before the U.S. Supreme Court and won in 1973 is certainly an important part of our history. The case involved the issue...
Critical Journey
Belle Lindner Moskowitz (1877-1933) was born in Harlem, New York, where her parents, who had emigrated from East Prussia eight years earlier, ran a small jewelry and watch-repair shop. Educated at city schools, Horace Mann High School for Girls, and,...
For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War
JAMES M. MCPHERSON. For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1997. 237 pages. $25.00. Few events in American history command the level of interest sustained by the Civil War. As with any decisive...
Historic Preservation
As a 1995 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship recipient, I was given the opportunity to attend the triennial convention and symposium in St. Louis in 1995 to make a brief presentation about my expectations for graduate study in historic preservation. To summarize...
Letters to the Editor
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION I just read my Winter issue of National Forum. It is a terrific issue of the journal with lots of meaty pieces addressing the theme of "Excellence in Education." I really valued Rich Kunkel's comments and those of Mrs. Clinton,...
Musical Intelligence: The Final Frontier?
For several decades, America's music educators and teachers have argued for developing and continuing their programs on an array of grounds, all of which were convincing and won approval through community support and dollars. America's growing educational...
Note from the Editor
IN THIS ISSUE With the approach of the new millennium, it is not surprising that many groups and individuals have begun to take stock of their histories. Recent controversies over such things as the National History Standards, the Enola Gay exhibit at...
On Understanding the MTBE Controversy
Our environmental consciousness has become mature. A number of issues affect primarily local populations, while others affect us on a national, even global scale. One of the biggest issues that has recently received significant attention is the controversy...
Serving to Learn and Learning to Serve
I think when I read of the poet's desire, That a house by the side of the road would be good; But Service is found in its tenderest form When we walk with the crowd in the road. Walter J. Gresham, Where Cross The crowded Ways Service learning is a practice...
The Business Cycle: Dead Again or Alive and Well?
The ninety-two months between November 1982 and July 1991 made up the nation's longest peacetime expansion, and its second longest expansion ever. As this expansion evolved, many economists' views also changed. Oil crises in 1974 and 1979 gave credence...
The Challenge of "Opinionative Assurance"
There is no need for a Sherlock Holmes to serve as a detective in a search for the controlling or influential ideas employed in modem books, articles, reviews and published addresses dealing with men and women. Even a novice can discover one obtruding...
The Wars We Took to Vietnam: Cultural Conflict and Storytelling
MILTON J. BATES. The Wars We Took to Vietnam: Cultural Conflict and Storytelling. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1996. 328 pages. $50 hardcover; $18.95 paperback. We have long awaited such a detailed reading of Vietnam fiction and nonfiction...
Why History Matters: Life and Thought
GERDA LERNER. Why History Matters: Life and Thought. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.249 pages. $30.00. History matters because it tells us who we are and where we have been. History matters because it reminds us of what we have won and lost....
Yankee on the Prairie: Howard R. Barnard of Kansas-Pioneer Educator
ALLAN R. MILLER. Yankee on the Prairie: Howard R. Barnard of Kansas -- Pioneer Educator. Manhattan, Kansas: Sunflower University Press, 1995.199 pages. $15.95. A typical American history curriculum contains the scripts of the lives of many individuals...