A History of American Higher Education

A History of American Higher Education

by John R. Thelin, Johnr Thelin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801878551

ISBN-13: 9780801878558

Pub. Date: 06/11/2004

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

In A History of American Higher Education, John R. Thelin offers a wide-ranging, engaging account of the origins and evolution of America's public and private colleges and universities. Thelin draws on both official institutional histories and informal memories to offer a fresh interpretation of an institutional past that encompasses both well-known colleges and

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In A History of American Higher Education, John R. Thelin offers a wide-ranging, engaging account of the origins and evolution of America's public and private colleges and universities. Thelin draws on both official institutional histories and informal memories to offer a fresh interpretation of an institutional past that encompasses both well-known colleges and universities and such understudied institutions as community, women's, and historically black colleges, proprietary schools, and freestanding professional colleges.

Emphasizing the notion of saga -- the proposition that institutions are heirs to numerous historical strands -- Thelin's lively history offers a much-needed challenge to conventional wisdom about how these institutions developed and functioned in the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801878558
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
06/11/2004
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
Up to 18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction: Historians and Higher Educationxiii
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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