Democracy in the Making: The Open Forum Lecture Movement
Arthur S. Meyers (Author)
Available / dispatched within 1 - 4 weeks
In 1908, a remarkable direction in community learning began in Boston and spread across the country, becoming the Open Forum lecture movement. These locally planned, trans-denominational lectures, followed by periods for questions, were characterized as "the striking of mind upon mind." This study recovers the movement and shows what can be applied to our time. George W. Coleman brought a deep commitment to free speech in developing the Forum and Mary Caroline Crawford was essential in implementing it. Understanding this initiative broadens our awareness of personal and community courage and democratic planning. We can regain this informed, reflective, respectful approach, and achieve an America "to be"-a democracy in the making.
About the Author
Arthur S. Meyers, director of Russell Library in Middletown, Connecticut, has been researching and writing about the Open Forum movement for more than two decades.
- Contributor: Arthur S. Meyers
- Imprint: University Press of America
- ISBN13: 9780761865537
- Number of Pages: 190
- Packaged Dimensions: 154x223x15mm
- Packaged Weight: 290
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: University Press of America
- Release Date: 2015-04-01
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Arthur S. Meyers, director of Russell Library in Middletown, Connecticut, has been researching and writing about the Open Forum movement for more than two decades.
We hope you are delighted with everything you buy from us. However, if you are not, we will refund or replace your order up to 30 days after purchase. Terms and exclusions apply; find out more from our Returns and Refunds Policy.