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The Arthurdale Community School: Education and Reform in Depression Era Appalachia

Sam F. Jr. Stack


The book examines the Arthurdale School, which was created during the Great Depression and dedicated to the purpose of building community and preparing students for participation in democratic society. In an effort to relieve the suffering resulting from the Depression, Congress passed the National Industrial Recovery Act in 1933, and, as part of the act, $25 million was given to President Roosevelt and Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes to build subsistence homestead communities. Subsistence homesteads were designed to give people enough land to farm and provide for their food for their o ... More

Keywords: Community, New Deal, John Dewey, Eleanor Roosevelt, Democracy, Progressive education, Arthurdale

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813166889
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813166889.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sam F. Jr. Stack, author
West Virginia University