By David Curtis Skaggs, Gerard T. Altoff

ISBN-10: 1612512267

ISBN-13: 9781612512266

The conflict of Lake Erie on 10 September 1813 is taken into account via many to be an important naval war of words of the warfare of 1812. Made well-known by means of the yankee fleet commander Oliver possibility Perry's remark, we have now met the enemy and they're ours, the conflict marked the U.S. Navy's first winning fleet motion and used to be one of many infrequent events whilst the Royal military surrendered a whole squadron. This publication attracts on British, Canadian, and American records to supply a unconditionally neutral research of either side of the fight to regulate the lake. New diagrams of the conflict are integrated that mirror the authors' amendment of conventional positions of assorted vessels. The publication additionally evaluates the strategic heritage and tactical behavior of the British and the american citizens and the command management exercised by means of Perry and his British opponent, Commander Robert H. Barclay. no longer considering James Fenimore Cooper's 1843 publication at the topic has the conflict been tested in such element, and never given that Alfred Thayer Mahan's 1905 examine of the struggle has there been this kind of major reinterpretation of the engagement. First released in hardcover in 1997, the publication is the winner of the North American Society for Oceanic History's John Lyman e-book Award.

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Hill’s course was offered at the sophomore level alongside four years of rhetoric courses, from 1874 until 1885 when i t was moved, with much controversy, to the first year. Just about from the very moment Hill’s English A appeared on the schedule, Hill fought to have the hours increased to three hours per semester and to have it moved to the first year. His request caused ferocious battles. In 1879, Hill complained that “unfortunately, however, it has not been found possible to make room in the Freshman year for English, no one of the departments which now occupy the year being willing to give up any of its time, and each supporting the others in opposition to change” (“Answer” 52).

More to the point for our purposes, these dualisms help to explain “the persistent preference of the ‘intellectual’ over the ‘practical’ not simply in educational philosophies but in higher schools” (Dewey 266). In short, this bifurcation led to and has sustained the devaluation and subsequent subordination of practice and doing over theory and knowing within postsecondary education. To claim disciplinary status for an academic subject, scholars had to demonstrate that their field was a Wissenschaft (a science) rather than an art.

In 1879, Hill complained that “unfortunately, however, it has not been found possible to make room in the Freshman year for English, no one of the departments which now occupy the year being willing to give up any of its time, and each supporting the others in opposition to change” (“Answer” 52). The crux of the problem for all the nascent departments was that the first year was a prime time to lure students into upper division courses in various departments. 18 Hill persevered. B. Shubrick Clymer) in the early 1880s, Hill won.

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