Dr. Jane Donovan is a lecturer in religious studies at West Virginia University, recipient of the 2011 Eberly College Outstanding Teaching Award, and author of Henry Foxall: Methodist, Industrialist, American.

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They can be skittish, untrusting, and resistant to offers of help, as well as sometimes stubborn and skeptical. They are the veterans of American wars…