By Sanora Babb
A shiny, firsthand account of the migrations, immigrant camps, and hard work organizing of displaced Midwestern farmers in the course of the airborne dirt and dust Bowl of the Nineteen Thirties, illustrated with remarkable pictures.
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But America can be revived, rejuvenated, by recognizing a nature school of thought. 255). 21 American Philosophy Primary texts Eastman, Charles (Ohiyesa), The Soul of the Indian, Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1980. Kellogg, Laura Cornelius, Our Democracy and the American Indian, excerpt in American Philosophies: An Anthology, edited by Leonard Harris, Scott L. Pratt, and Anne Waters, London: Blackwell Publishing, 2002. , Parker on the Iroquois, edited with an introduction by William N.
51) The result of her plan was to establish a Settlement, as Toynbee Hall was called. 75). She and her friend Ellen Gates Starr returned to the United States and found an old house on Halsted Street on the south side of Chicago and founded Hull House. The neighborhood was poor and the living conditions were unhealthy. Most of the residents were recently arrived European immigrants who had come to Chicago in search of good jobs and often to escape even worse economic and social conditions in their home countries.
From 1901 until 1906, Cooper served as principal of the prominent M Street High School. After she called for changes in the curriculum, white members of the school board, possibly with the encouragement of allies of Booker T. Washington (then viewed as the leading spokesperson for African Americans) began a campaign to oust her from the school district. The resulting controversy became public and her contract was not renewed for 1907–8. She taught in St. Louis, Missouri for five years, then returned to M Street High School as a teacher until 1930.