Was school reform the decades following the Civil War an upper-middle-class effort to maintain control of the schools? Was public education simply a vehicle used by Protestant elites to impose their cultural ideas upon recalcitrant immigrants? This book challenges such standard, revisionist interpretations of American educational history.
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About the Author
Paul E. Peterson is director of the Governmental Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. He is the coauthor of Race and Authority in Urban Politics and the author of School Politics, Chicago Style, which received the Gladys M. Kammerer Award of the American Political Science Association, and of City Limits, which received the Woodrow Wilson Award of the American Political Science Association. All are published by the University of Chicago Press.