A History of American Higher Education / Edition 2

A History of American Higher Education / Edition 2

by John R. Thelin
     
 

Colleges and universities are among the most cherished—and controversial—institutions in the United States. In this updated edition of A History of American Higher Education, John R. Thelin offers welcome perspective on the triumphs and crises of this highly influential sector in American life.

Thelin’s work has distinguished itself as the

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Overview

Colleges and universities are among the most cherished—and controversial—institutions in the United States. In this updated edition of A History of American Higher Education, John R. Thelin offers welcome perspective on the triumphs and crises of this highly influential sector in American life.

Thelin’s work has distinguished itself as the most wide-ranging and engaging account of the origins and evolution of America's institutions of higher learning. This edition brings the discussion of perennial hot-button issues such as big-time sports programs up to date and addresses such current areas of contention as the changing role of governing boards and the financial challenges posed by the economic downturn.

Johns Hopkins University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421402673
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2011
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
504
Sales rank:
57,459
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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