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    DescriptionThis historical narrative traces selected aspects of twentieth century Greece that best lend context to the history of the American Farm School as it strove to improve the quality of education it offered to rural youth during this transforming period of modern Greek history. How the School progressed from its Protestant origins through the process of Hellenization is a major part of this story. The School's survival was as rocky as the Greek terrain itself. The series of wars are explained in light of the devastation they caused in Northern Greece and the influence they had on the School's students. Political events are analyzed closely to demonstrate not only their repercussions on students throughout Greece but also on those at the American Farm School. Emerging naturally from these events is a discussion of Greek American relations in the post war period, tracing areas of friction and harmony. Documenting the rural poverty that made Greek life miserable for the largest segment of Greece's population in the first half of the twentieth century, the book then moves systematically forward toward the post World War Two period, and era of relative prosperity. Greece's accession to the European Union, a move that forced the country and the Farm School to think globally altered the atmosphere. The School's purpose became larger than simply transforming hungry village boys into skilled tillers of the soil. Instead, the goal became the task of pinpointing Greece's shifting challenges and defining them, while constantly rethinking the School's mission to avoid propelling it along a meaningless track.

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    Stewards of the Land
    The American Farm School and Greece in the Twentieth Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brenda L Marder
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 502
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 1,148 g
    ISBN 13: 9780865548442
    ISBN 10: 0865548447

    BIC E4L: COU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.4
    BISAC V2.8: TEC003000
    BIC subject category V2: TV
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17600
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    Libri: I-TE
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    DC21: 630.711495
    DC22: 630.711495
    Edition statement
    Mercer University Press
    Imprint name
    Mercer University Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2004