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Voices from the Peace Corps: Fifty Years of Kentucky Volunteers

Angene Wilson and Jack Wilson

Abstract

President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. In the fifty years since, nearly 200,000 Americans have served in 139 countries, providing technical assistance, promoting a better understanding of American culture, and bringing the world back to the United States. This book follows the experiences of volunteers as they make the decision to join, attend training, adjust to living overseas and the job, make friends, and eventually return home to serve in their communities. This book describes how the volunteers made a difference in their host countries and how they became ... More

Keywords: Peace Corps, technical assistance, American culture, volunteers, training, overseas, host countries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813129754
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813129754.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angene Wilson, author

Jack Wilson, author