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A People∆s History of American Higher Education



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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 3/1/2017.

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This essential history of American higher education builds from the ground up, shedding light on the full, diverse of range of institutions#xE2;#xAC;#x1D;including small liberal arts schools, junior and community colleges, and state colleges#xE2;#xAC;#x1D;that have been instrumental in creating the higher education system we know today. A People#xE2;#xAC;"s History of American Higher Educationfocuses on those participants who may not have been members of elite groups, yet who helped push elite institutions and the country as a whole towards different goals and behaviors. This pathbreaking textbook addresses key issues which have often been condemned to exceptions and footnotes#xE2;#xAC;#x1D;if not ignored completely#xE2;#xAC;#x1D;in historical considerations of U.S. higher education: particularly race, ethnicity, gender, and class. Hutcheson introduces readers to both social and intellectual history, providing invaluable perspectives and methodologies for graduate students and faculty members alike. A People#xE2;#xAC;"s History of American Higher Educationsurveys the varied characteristics of the diverse populations constituting or striving for the middle class through educational attainment, providing a narrative that unites often divergent historical fields. The author engages readers in a powerful, revised understanding of what institutions and participants beyond the oft-cited "dead white men" have done for American higher education.

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