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Volume 44, No. 4
August 2011

Cover: Painters go on strike at new Internal Revenue building, Washington, D.C. Photograph by Harris and Ewing, 19 July 1937. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. LCDIG-hec-23002.

The Library of Congress online catalog entry for this item at describes: "Bryce P. Holcombe, Painters Union Business Agent, issues instructions to Albert Giacalone[?], striking Union Painter as he began picketing of Union Painters. Cause of the strike is the employment of non-union men by the firm holding the contract for the job. Today's walkout means that Union Painters have stopped work on all federal projects and the situation might develop into a complete strike on government buildings in the Capitol, 7/19/37." Robert Shaffer considers the significance of more recent union movements in the 1960s and their connections to trends of that decade and the postwar era in his article, "Public Employee Unionism: A Neglected Social Movement of the 1960s," which begins on page 489 of this issue.

The History Teacher
Volume 44, No. 4
August 2011

Front Matter | Back Matter


Public Employee Unionism: A Neglected Social Movement of the 1960s
  by Robert Shaffer   (pp. 489-508)


Using Portraiture to Shift Paradigms: The New Negro Movement in the Classroom
  by Jennifer Hildebrand   (pp. 509-530)

The Application of the Integrative Model to Teach the Formation of American Political Parties
  by Melissa Buelow Mitchell   (pp. 531-546)

Effective Learning Strategies in the History of Dress
  by Sara B. Marcketti   (pp. 547-568)


The Effects of Life Adjustment Education on the U.S. History Curriculum, 1948-1957
  by Thomas D. Fallace   (pp. 569-589)


Glorious Burdens: Teaching Obama's History and the Long Civil Rights Movement
  by Nico Slate   (pp. 591-599)

What Happened on 9/11? Nine Years of Polling College Undergraduates: "It was always just a fact that it happened."
  by Linda Kelly Alkana   (pp. 601-612)


Full Reviews Section   (pp. 613-627)

Baldwin, John W. Paris, 1200
  by John Howe

Grant, S. G. and Jill M. Gradwell, eds. Teaching History With Big Ideas: Cases of Ambitious Teachers
  by Molly Myers and Robert D. Johnston

Huffman, James L. Japan in World History
  by Eric R. Smith

Immerman, Richard H. Empire for Liberty: A History of American Imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz
  by Mark Atwood Lawrence

Kidd, Thomas S. God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution
  by John H. Smith

Nussbaum, Martha C. Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities
  by Julian J. DelGaudio

Péteri, György, ed. Imagining the West in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union
  by Alexander Vari

Sanders, Jeffrey Craig. Seattle and the Roots of Urban Sustainability: Inventing Ecotopia
  by Char Miller

Spalding, Paul S. Lafayette: Prisoner of State
  by Brian Odom

Streusand, Douglas E. Islamic Gunpowder Empires: Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals
  by April L. Najjaj

Stronski, Paul. Tashkent: Forging A Soviet City, 1930-1966
  by Ali F. İğmen


Index to Volume 44   (pp. 629-636)


487   Contributors to The History Teacher
637   Questionnaire for Potential Reviewers
638   Membership/Subscription Information
640   Submission Guidelines for The History Teacher


Cover 2   Routledge: History as Mystery
Cover 3   Organization of American Historians: Become a Member of the OAH Today!
590   Association for Asian Studies: Teach About Asia, Learn About Asia
600   Adam Matthew Education: The North American 'Discovery Package'
628   HistoryAmerica TOURS: Taking You Where History Happened
Cover 4   Routledge: History as Mystery


Linda Kelly Alkana teaches a variety of History classes at California State University Long Beach, including courses on Critical Thinking, Rebels and Renegades, Methodology, and European Women. She is currently working on a project that involves historical biography in graphic novel form.

Thomas D. Fallace is an Assistant Professor of Education at William Paterson University of New Jersey. In addition to numerous articles on the history of the social studies, he is author of Dewey and the Dilemma of Race: An Intellectual History, 1895-1922 (Teachers College Press, 2010) and The Emergence of Holocaust Education in American Schools (PalgraveMacmillan, 2008).

Jennifer Hildebrand received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside. She is an Assistant Professor in the History Department at SUNY Fredonia, where she teaches courses on African American History, African American Studies, and the Civil Rights Movement. Her research interests center on the numerous ways in which African Americans have represented themselves historically, particularly through "non-traditional" primary sources like music, folklore, and images.

Sara B. Marcketti, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Apparel, Educational Studies, and Hospitality Management Department at Iowa State University. Her research interests include the ready-to-wear apparel industry, ethical consumption practices, and the scholarship of teaching.

Melissa Buelow Mitchell received her Ed.D. from The George Washington University in Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in social studies education, where she is currently an instructor and program director in the Secondary Education program. She teaches graduate courses in educational theory, pedagogy, and methodology. Mitchell's ongoing research focuses on program evaluation and professional development in social studies education.

Robert Shaffer is an Associate Professor of History at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, and is involved in the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF), the (public sector) faculty union there. He formerly taught high school social studies in Brooklyn, and was an officer in the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) local. He served as a guest editor for the July 2009 special issue on the Iraq War of Peace & Change, the journal of the Peace History Society.

Nico Slate is an Assistant Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University. His research and teaching focus on the transnational history of social movements in the United States, with a particular emphasis on South Asia and on the history of struggles against racism and imperialism worldwide. His current book project, Colored Cosmopolitanism: Race and the Shared Struggle for Freedom in the United States and India, will be published by Harvard University Press in 2011.

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