The Heart and the Fist: Civilian Service
Preface to "What Is the Social Impact of National Service?" (2011). In L. Gerdes (Ed.), Opposing Viewpoints. National Service. Detroit: Greenhaven Press
Studies show that national service cultivates an ethic of service. This social impact of service is one reason advocates claim that support of national service programs should continue. In Still Serving: Measuring the Eight-Year Impact of AmeriCorps on Alumni,1 the authors found that those who serve continue to do so long after their initial service commitment is completed. Read more
|What You Can Do for Your Country: An Oral History of the Peace Corps. (2004). In C. Rose (Ed.), American Decades Primary Sources (Vol. 7, pp. 379-384). Detroit: Gale
Roger Landrum, Lynda Edwards, Robert Marshall, and George McDaniel enteredthe Peace Corps with similar expectations and left with different perspectives on their experience. Read more
Coleman, D. G. (2003). Peace Corps. In S. I. Kutler (Ed.), Dictionary of American History (3rd ed., Vol. 6, pp. 265-266). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.
Lewis, M. C. (2012). Peace Corps. In D. Jacques & P. Kepos (Eds.), International Directory of Company Histories (Vol. 132, pp. 343-346). Detroit: St. James Press.
Civilian Conservation Corps
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Brown, M. L. (2005). Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). In J. P. Resch (Ed.), Americans at War (Vol. 3, pp. 24-25). Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA. Tagged "Roosevelt's Tree Army," or "the Soil Soldiers," the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was not a military program, but it was modeled on military organization and incorporated the military spirit of public service. Established in 1933, the CCC was one of many programs in the New Deal's war against the economic depression. In his 1933 inaugural address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress for "broad Executive power to wage a war" against the Depression and for power "that would be given to me if we were in fact invaded by a foreign foe. Read more
SALMOND, J. A. (2004). Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). In R. S. McElvaine (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Great Depression (Vol. 1, pp. 174-179). New York: Macmillan Reference USA
"Educational Contribution of the Civilian Conservation Corps." American Decades Primary Sources. Ed. Cynthia Rose. Vol. 4: 1930-1939. Detroit: Gale, 2004. 186-189. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 10 July 2015