The San Diego World's Fairs and Southwestern Memory, 1880-1940 (review)

The San Diego World's Fairs and Southwestern Memory, 1880-1940 (review) SouthwesternHistoricalQuarterly January Porterfield succeeded in legitimizing the study of medical sociology. Cain also discusses at length Porterfield's scholarly writings, which included the publication of eleven books and more than fifty articles, an amazing achievement considering that he taught an average of five courses per semester during his tenure at TCU. According to the reminiscence of former graduate students, Porterfield was an exemplary educator. Representative of their memories, one student recalled, "Dr. Porterfield loved teaching. He was exciting and exuberant in the classroom. . . . He was always involved in research and writing projects and these interests often overflowed in his classes. . . . He usually lectured without notes and his memory was remarkable." The same student commented, "Dr. Porterfield had one major weakness as a teacher. He always assigned term papers, but he hated grading papers and exams and procrastinated doing so" (p. 76). Cain's work contains a wealth of information for sociology students, but most historians will find the format of his book somewhat problematic. A Man's Grasp Should Exceed His Reach reads more like an edited source book than a biography. The study is broken up into snippets of Porterfield's life and career and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southwestern Historical Quarterly Texas State Historical Association

The San Diego World's Fairs and Southwestern Memory, 1880-1940 (review)

Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 110 (3) – Mar 28, 2007

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SouthwesternHistoricalQuarterly January Porterfield succeeded in legitimizing the study of medical sociology. Cain also discusses at length Porterfield's scholarly writings, which included the publication of eleven books and more than fifty articles, an amazing achievement considering that he taught an average of five courses per semester during his tenure at TCU. According to the reminiscence of former graduate students, Porterfield was an exemplary educator. Representative of their memories, one student recalled, "Dr. Porterfield loved teaching. He was exciting and exuberant in the classroom. . . . He was always involved in research and writing projects and these interests often overflowed in his classes. . . . He usually lectured without notes and his memory was remarkable." The same student commented, "Dr. Porterfield had one major weakness as a teacher. He always assigned term papers, but he hated grading papers and exams and procrastinated doing so" (p. 76). Cain's work contains a wealth of information for sociology students, but most historians will find the format of his book somewhat problematic. A Man's Grasp Should Exceed His Reach reads more like an edited source book than a biography. The study is broken up into snippets of Porterfield's life and career and

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