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The History Teacher
Volume 47, No. 4
August 2014

The History Teacher

Volume 47, No. 4
August 2014

Front Cover: Final page from "Conclusions of the Court." Document from Mendez v. Westminster School District, February 1946. National Archives, Records of District Courts of the United States, ARC Identifier 6277744. http://research.archives.gov/description/6277744.

Back Cover: Page 14 from "Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law." Document from Mendez v. Westminster School District, March 21, 1946. National Archives, Records of District Courts of the United States, ARC Identifier 6277745. http://research.archives.gov/description/6277745.

The "ordinary" suburban city of Westminster, California lies southeast of Los Angeles less than an hour away on a brisk freeway. Also now home to Little Saigon, the city changed history in 1945, when students and parents demanded equality in education with Gonzalo Mendez et al. v. Westminster School District of Orange County et al. In this revolutionary case, U.S. District Court Judge Paul J. McCormick determined that "segregating persons of Latin and Mexican descent in separate schools…is arbitrary, discriminatory, illegal and void…[violating] rights under the Constitution and laws of the United States…" Lasting from 1945 to 1947, Mendez v. Westminster School District advanced the country beyond 1896's Plessy v. Ferguson and foreshadowed 1954's Brown v. Board of Education.

This issue of The History Teacher begins with Michael P. Marino, who reveals the magnificence disgused as the mundane in "Looking for History in 'Boring' Places: Suburban Communities and American Life." William C. Gibbons, Adrienne Petty, and Sydney C. Van Nort then unlock how to examine educational conflict from multiple perspectives in "Revolutionary Times Revisited: Students' Interpretations of the City College of New York Student Protest and Takeover of 1969."


The History Teacher
Volume 47, No. 4
August 2014

Front Matter | Back Matter

THE CRAFT OF TEACHING

Looking for History in "Boring" Places: Suburban Communities and American Life
  by Michael P. Marino   (pp. 489-509)

Revolutionary Times Revisited: Students' Interpretations of the City College of New York Student Protest and Takeover of 1969
  by William C. Gibbons, Adrienne Petty, and Sydney C. Van Nort   (pp. 511-528)

Teaching Muslim Women's History between Timelessness and Change: 18 Parts of Desire
  by Lisa Pollard   (pp. 529-549)

A Content Means to a Critical Thinking End: Group Quizzing in History Surveys
  by Peter Burkholder   (pp. 551-578)

Teaching Historical Theory through Video Games
  by A. Martin Wainwright   (pp. 579-612)

REVIEWS

Full Reviews Section   (pp. 613-628)

Brotton, Jerry. A History of the World in 12 Maps
  by Vincent J. Del Casino Jr.

Cameron, Averil. Byzantine Matters
  by Alfred J. Andrea

Dower, John. Ways of Forgetting, Ways of Remembering: Japan in the Modern World
  by Patrick Flanagan

Echeverría, Darius V. Aztlán Arizona: Mexican American Educational Empowerment, 1968-1978
  by Marisol Moreno

Erekson, Keith, ed. Politics and the Classroom: The Struggle over Standards in Texas and the Nation
  by Casey Jakubowski

Fisher, Michael H. Migration: A World History
  by Patrick Manning

Hanhimäki, Jussi M. The Rise and Fall of Détente: American Foreign Policy and the Transformation of the Cold War
  by T. Michael Ruddy

Jones, Jacqueline. A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama's America
  by Dale Moler

Joseph, Gilbert M. and Jürgen Buchenau. Mexico's Once and Future Revolution: Social Upheaval and the Challenge of Rule since the Late Nineteenth Century
  by Daniel Lewis

Lunardini, Christine. Alice Paul: Equality for Women
  by Naomi Rendina

Oakes, James. Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865
  by Lawrence B. Goodheart

Winch, Julie. Between Slavery and Freedom: Free People of Color in America from Settlement to the Civil War
  by Jane E. Dabel

SPECIAL SECTION

Index to Volume 47   (pp. 629-636)

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CONTRIBUTORS

Peter Burkholder is an Associate Professor of History at Fairleigh Dickinson University (Madison, New Jersey), where is also Founding Chair of the Faculty Teaching Development Committee. He is the recipient of numerous pedagogical grants and recognitions, the most recent being the Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching at Fairleigh Dickinson in 2013.

William Gibbons is an Assistant Professor and Chief Librarian in the Reference Division at the City College of New York (CUNY). He is the author of several peer-reviewed articles on sports, hip-hop culture, and African American history. He is currently researching the segregated era of professional basketball in the first half of the twentieth century for an upcoming biography on Nat Holman.

Michael P. Marino is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the College of New Jersey. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and teaches social studies education and modern European history.

Adrienne Petty is Assistant Professor of History at the City College of New York (CUNY). Petty's book, Standing Their Ground: Small Farmers in North Carolina since the Civil War, was published in 2013 by Oxford University Press. Along with historian Mark Schultz, Petty received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for Breaking New Ground: A History of African American Farm Owners after the Civil War.

Lisa Pollard teaches at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington as a faculty member for both History and Women's Studies. She is author of Nurturing the Nation: The Family Politics of Modernizing, Colonizing, and Liberating Egypt, 1805-1923 (2005) and co-editor of Families of a New World: Gender, Politics, and State-Building in Global Perspective (2003). Pollard teaches a variety of courses on the history of the Middle East and Islam and is co-coordinator of UNCW's minor in Middle East Studies.

Sydney C. Van Nort has been the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at the City College of New York (CUNY) since 2000. She has collaborated on seventeen exhibitions presented by the City College Libraries. She has authored or co-authored three articles and her entry on library security appears in The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. She authored The City College of New York, published in 2007 by Arcadia Publishing.

A. Martin Wainwright is Chair of the History Department at The University of Akron and author of Inheritance of Empire: Britain, India, and the Balance of Power in Asia, 1938-1955 (1994) and "The Better Class" of Indians: Social Rank, Imperial Identity, and South Asians in Britain, 1858-1914 (2008). In addition to teaching subjects in British and Indian history, imperialism, and world history, he teaches a course on the presentation of historical themes in video games.


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