Educating the Urban New South : Atlanta and the Rise of Georgia State University, 1913┐1969

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-10-15
  • Publisher: Mercer Univ Pr
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From evening school in 1913 to university status in 1969, Georgia State, an unwanted urban college, went through many dificult times. The problems included misguided recommendations from an elitist General Education Board, inadequate state funding, the Depression, opposition of the University of Georgia, a hostile board of regents, and the segregation crisis, among others. This sympathetic but critical account of GSU challenges some of the traditional interpretations of Georgia┐s educational history.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
Progressive Atlanta and Georgia Tech's Downtown Evening Schoolp. 1
Establishing Rootsp. 9
Atlanta and the Evening School Face the Depressionp. 19
Atlanta, the Evening School and the University System of Georgiap. 27
Whither the System Evening School?p. 35
Georgia Politics, the New Deal, Atlanta, and the USGESp. 45
Downsizing Degree Programsp. 51
Prosperity and Warp. 59
Student and Faculty Activities before World War IIp. 71
Accrediting the Atlanta Centerp. 87
A Permanent Homep. 97
Postwar Expansionp. 107
Lost Opportunitiesp. 118
Reorganization, Recession, and Financial Rescuep. 127
Loosening the Tiesp. 135
The Final Push for Accreditationp. 146
Searching for an Identityp. 159
Rising Support for the Atlanta Divisionp. 169
Separationp. 177
The Problems of Independencep. 189
The Challenge to Segregationp. 199
Surviving during the Segregation Crisisp. 215
Student and Faculty Activities after World War IIp. 225
Atlanta and Georgia Statep. 243
Bibliographical Essayp. 257
Notesp. 261
Indexp. 311
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