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Greene offers a brief history of education reform during the Progressive Era. He talks about the rise of the social settlement movement and how Katherine Pettit served as a founder and leader of the movement in Kentucky. He notes her attempt to start a settlement school in Hindman, Kentucky. Greene discusses the founding of Pine Mountain Settlement School. He talks about the initial leadership of Ethel DeLong and Katherine Pettit and what their goals were for the school. He talks about how Pettit and DeLong preserved Appalachian culture in various forms, such as traditional ballads. He discusses the presence of class divisions among students at Pine Mountain Settlement School. Greene discusses the relationship between the Settlement School and the coal industry. He discusses the shift in recent years towards a more environmental and sustainable attitude.

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2012oh055_ekci024

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James Greene

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Amanda Fickey

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2011-11-23

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Greene, James Interview by Amanda Fickey. 23 Nov. 2011. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Greene, J. (2011, November 23). Interview by A. Fickey. Eastern Kentucky Craft Industry: Beyond Entrepreneurship, Examining Alternative Economic Practices in Eastern Kentucky's Craft Industry Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Greene, James, interview by Amanda Fickey. November 23, 2011, Eastern Kentucky Craft Industry: Beyond Entrepreneurship, Examining Alternative Economic Practices in Eastern Kentucky's Craft Industry Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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