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The American College and the Culture of Aspiration, 1915-1940
     

The American College and the Culture of Aspiration, 1915-1940

by David O. Levine
 

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Blending rich historical detail and in-depth social analysis, Levine presents an insightful analysis of American higher education between the world wars. He documents the nation-wide expansion of colleges and universities and recounts the evolution of the ``self-made man'' into the college-educated one. He also explores the deep-rooted ambivalence about the purpose of a college education, and considers factors such as the rise of urban universities and junior colleges, and the racial and ethnic biases of college admissions procedures. (He provides only token glimpses at the role of women and blacks at colleges.) This searching look at a little-known period of higher education history belongs in all subject collections. Patricia Smith Butcher, Trenton State Coll. Lib., N.J.

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ISBN-13:
9780801418846
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
07/15/1986
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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