A History of American Higher Education / Edition 1

A History of American Higher Education / Edition 1

by John R. Thelin
     
 

"A readable and concise introduction to this subject, it propels audience members to develop an appreciation for the heterogeneous... academe story as a whole." -- Teachers College Record

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"A readable and concise introduction to this subject, it propels audience members to develop an appreciation for the heterogeneous... academe story as a whole." -- Teachers College Record

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801880049
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction : historians and higher education
1Colleges in the colonial era1
2Creating the "American way" in higher education : college-building, 1785 to 186041
3Diversity and adversity : resilience in American higher education, 1860 to 189074
4Captains of industry and erudition : university-builders, 1880 to 1910110
5Alma mater : America goes to college, 1890 to 1920155
6Success and excess : expansion and reforms in higher education, 1920 to 1945205
7Gilt by association : higher education's "golden age," 1945 to 1970260
8Coming of age in America : higher education as a troubled giant, 1970 to 2000317
Notes363
Essay on sources393
Index409

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