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Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart  

(1898–1937)US aviator who, in 1932, became the first woman to make a solo transatlantic flight.Born in Atchison, Kansas, Earhart served with the Canadian Red Cross during World War I. Later she ...
Americanization

Americanization  

By the end of World War I, the United States had indisputably become a global power. The country's growth was driven by a history of territorial conquest and massive immigration. ...
basketball

basketball  

James Naismith, an instructor at the YMCA Training School at Springfield College in Massachusetts, invented basketball in 1891 as an indoor winter game. The object was to throw a soccer ...
Charity and Charitable Organizations

Charity and Charitable Organizations  

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The years since the 1980s have seen a substantial rise in the amount of attention paid to the role played by charity and philanthropy in the history of welfare provision. ...
Charity Organization Movement.

Charity Organization Movement.  

The charity organization movement was a late nineteenth-century philanthropic reform that sought to bring rich and poor together even as the forces of immigration, industrialization, and urbanization ...
Christian Social Teaching

Christian Social Teaching  

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Christian teaching on society and government has evolved within three broad traditions: Constantinian, communitarian, and pluralist. All the traditions have assumed that Christian principles should ...
City Planning.

City Planning.  

City planning arose early in American life. European colonizers designed St. Augustine (Spain, 1565), New Amsterdam (Holland, 1625–1626), Williamsburg (England, 1699), and New Orleans (France, 1722) ...
Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt  

(b. 11 Oct. 1884, d. 7 Nov. 1962).UN diplomat Born in New York City to a wealthy family, and niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, she was educated in England, and in 1905 married her remote cousin ...
folk art

folk art  

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The art, handicrafts, and decorative ornament produced by people who have had no formal art training but have an established tradition of styles and craftsmanship. A country or region may have a ...
Fund-raisers

Fund-raisers  

At the time of European settlement in the New World, the male-driven church and state together managed the governmental, economic, and social aspects of life. Church funds were gathered by ...
Gender Roles

Gender Roles  

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A set of behaviour patterns, attitudes, and personality characteristics stereotypically perceived as masculine or feminine within a culture. See also gender (1).
gilded Age

gilded Age  

The period of expansion and reconstruction in the USA after the American Civil War when much new wealth was created. The phrase was coined by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley ...
home missions

home missions  

In the early 20th century, Canada experienced a mass influx of immigrants, many of them continental Europeans who settled in cities and became associated with the social and urban ills ...
Hygiene, Personal.

Hygiene, Personal.  

Early European visitors to the United States frequently commented on the absence of reliable supplies of soap and water and the prevalence of mud and manure, flies and insects, and ...
Italian American Food

Italian American Food  

Among the six largest ethnic groups in modern America, Italian Americans were the last to arrive in substantial numbers, had the most difficult transition from rural to urban life, faced ...
Jane Addams

Jane Addams  

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(1860–1935)US social worker and reformer. With her friend Ellen Grates Starr, she opened Hull House in Chicago in 1889, a pioneer settlement house for workers and immigrants. A pioneer of the new ...
Literature and Food

Literature and Food  

Americans consume stories the way they consume food, voraciously, and American fiction reflects this gastronomic and literary passion with its artistic, symbolic representations of food production ...
Recipes

Recipes  

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‘Recipe’ is the more widely used modern term for what was once commonly called a ‘receipt’, but meaning specifically a culinary receipt rather than a medical prescription. A recipe-book is ...
Social Gospel

Social Gospel  

The most conspicuous movement representing the social aspects of Christianity in American and Canadian Protestantism in the late 19th and early 20th cents. Washington Gladden (1836–1918), a ...
Social Welfare Movement

Social Welfare Movement  

Black women have had a long history of struggle to secure social welfare services in order to meet basic survival needs. The social welfare movement was especially visible from 1890 ...

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