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The essays speak tohistorians, educational researchers, policy makers and others seeking fresh perspectives on questions related to the historical development of schooling in the United States.
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About the Author
William J. Reese is Carl F. Kaestle WARF Professor of Educational Policy Studies and History, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
John L. Rury is Professor of Education, Department of Teaching and Leadership, University of Kansas.
Table of Contents
Dedication and Acknowledgements ix
1 Introduction: An Evolving and Expanding Field of Study William J. Reese John L. Rury 1
2 Literacy, Common Schools, and High Schools in Colonial and Antebellum America Gerald F. Moran Maris A. Vinovskis 17
3 All Educational Politics Are Local: New Perspectives on Black Schooling in the Postbellum South Jacqueline Jones 47
4 "As Is the Teacher, So Is the School": Future Directions in the Historiography of African American Teachers Michael Fultz 73
5 American Public Schooling and European Immigrants in the Early Twentieth Century: A Post-Revisionist Synthesis Michael R. Olneck 103
6 The Historiography of Education for Girls and Women in the United States Margaret A. Nash 143
7 Children in American History N. Ray Hiner 161
8 Sites, Students, Scholarship, and Structures: The Historiography of American Higher Education in the Post-Revisionist Era Christine A. Ogren 187
9 Curriculum History and Its Revisionist Legacy Barry M. Franklin 223
10 Bridging the Gap between Urban, Suburban, and Educational History Jack Dougherty 245
11 The Federal Role in American Education: A Historiographical Essay Adam R. Nelson 261
Epilogue: New Directions in the History of Education William J. Reese John L. Rury 281