Talk: At Home on the Range: Cowboys, Indians, and the Assimilation of Nazi Children in Cold War El Paso
Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
El Paso Museum of History
510 N. Santa Fe St.
El Paso, TX 79901
Talk: At Home on the Range: Cowboys, Indians, and the Assimilation of Nazi Children in Cold War El PasoAs part of the Lessons from the Past, Looking Towards the Future lecture series in collaboration with UTEP, Dr. Jonna Perrillo, Professor of English Education and an education historian will be using images from her personal collection to the role children played in both the Cold War political culture and the assimilation of the Paperclip families into the United States. Their instruction in Western myths, in and outside of school, taught the children the importance of Anglo American leadership at home and abroad. The Paperclip children’s embrace of these narratives marked more than their personal acceptance but the victory of democracy over fascism, security over danger, and the power of American fictions.
Enjoy this program free of charge