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John R. Thelin is University Research Professor and a member of the Educational Policy Studies Department at the University of Kentucky. His many books include Games Colleges Play: Scandal and Reform in Intercollegiate Athletics, also available from Johns Hopkins.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Historians and Higher Education||xiii|
|1 Colleges in the Colonial Era||1||(40)|
|2 Creating the "American Way" in Higher Education: College-Building, 1785 to 1860||41||(33)|
|3 Diversity and Adversity: Resilience in American Higher Education, 1860 to 1890||74||(36)|
|4 Captains of Industry and Erudition: University-Builders, 1880 to 1910||110||(45)|
|5 Alma Mater: America Goes to College, 1890 to 1920||155||(50)|
|6 Success and Excess: Expansion and Reforms in Higher Education, 1920 to 1945||205||(55)|
|7 Gilt by Association: Higher Education's "Golden Age," 1945 to 1970||260||(57)|
|8 Coming of Age in America: Higher Education as a Troubled Giant, 1970 to 2000||317||(46)|
|Essay on Sources||393||(16)|