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Third Series, Vol. 79, No. 3, Summer 2020
“Produce Patriots As Well As Scholars”: GAR Educational Reform and the Establishment of Mason City’s Memorial University
By Jonathan D. Neu
Jonathan D. Neu examines the institutional history of Memorial University—a college, normal school, and preparatory academy in Mason City, Iowa, founded in the early 1900s. He argues that the short-lived school linked a Grand Army of the Republic-endorsed memory of the Civil War with Progressive Era educational reform.
Winks, Whispers, and Prosecutorial Discretion in Rural Iowa, 1925–1928
By Emily Prifogle
Emily Prifogle demonstrates how prosecutorial discretion functioned in the small town of Storm Lake, Iowa, in the 1920s. Through the memoirs of county attorney Charles Pendleton, she shows how rural social networks and local norms concerning race, religion, gender, sexuality, and temperance informed prosecutorial acts of discretion in the early twentieth century.
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