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A list of key readings about History of education in the United States.
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The 'Bibliography of the History of Education in the United States is vast, comprising tens of thousands of books, articles and dissertations. This is a highly selected guide to the most useful studies.

General surveys

  • Button, H. Warren and Provenzo, Eugene F., Jr. History of Education and Culture in America. Prentice-Hall, 1983.
  • Cremin, Lawrence A. Traditions of American Education (1977)
  • Cremin, Lawrence A. The Transformation of the School: Progressivism in American education, 1876–1957. (1961).
  • Cremin, Lawrence A., American Education: The Colonial Experience, 1607-1783. (1970)
  • Cremin, Lawrence A., American Education: The Metropolitan Experience, 1876-1980. (1990)
  • Cremin, Lawrence A., American Education: The National Period, 1783-1876. (1980)
  • Cubberley, Ellwood Patterson. The History of Education: Educational Practice and Progress Considered as a Phase of the ... (1920), covers Europe and U.S. 848 pages; online edition
  • Cubberly, Ellwood P., Public Education in the United States. (DATE??)
  • Curti, M. E. The Social Ideas of American Educators, With New Chapter on the Last Twenty-Five Years. (1959)
  • Gatto, John Taylor, Underground History of American Education: An Intimate Investigation into the Prison of Modern Schooling. Oxford Village Press, 2001, 412 pp. online version
  • Herbst, Juergen. School Choice and School Governance: A Historical Study of the United States and Germany 2006.
  • Herbst, Juergen. The Once and Future School: Three Hundred and Fifty Years of American Secondary Education. (1996).
  • Jeynes, William H. American Educational History: School, Society, and the Common Good (2007)
  • Lucas, C. J. American Higher Education: A History. (1994).
    reprinted essays from History of Education Quarterly
  • McClellan, B. Edward and Reese, William J., ed. The Social History of American Education. U. of Illinois Pr., 1988.
    370 pp.; reprinted essays from History of Education Quarterly
  • Nasaw, David; Schooled to Order: A Social History of Public Schooling in the United States (1981)
  • Parkerson, Donald H. and Parkerson, Jo Ann. The Emergence of the Common School in the U.S. Countryside. Edwin Mellen, 1998. 192 pp.
  • Parkerson, Donald H. and Parkerson, Jo Ann. Transitions in American Education: A Social History of Teaching. Routledge, 2001. 242 pp.
  • Rury, John L. Education and Social Change: Themes in the History of American Schooling. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 2002.
  • Thelin, John R. A History of American Higher Education. Johns Hopkins U. Press, 2004. 421 pp.
  • Theobald, Paul. Call School: Rural Education in the Midwest to 1918. Southern Illinois U. Pr., 1995. 246 pp.
  • Tyack, David B. The One Best System: A History of American Urban Education (1974),
  • Tyack, David B., & Hansot, E. Managers of virtue: Public school leadership in America, 1820–1980. (1982).

Pre 1880

  • Addis, Cameron. Jefferson's Vision for Education: 1760-1845. Lang, 2003. 255 pp.
  • Allmendinger, Jr., David F. Paupers and Scholars: The Transformation of Student Life in Nineteenth-Century New England 1975
  • Axtell, J. The school upon a hill: Education and society in colonial New England. Yale University Press. (1974).
  • Bailyn, Bernard. Education in the Forming of American Society U of North Carolina Press, 1960
  • Cremin, Lawrence A. American Education: The Colonial Experience, 1607–1783. (1970); American Education: The National Experience, 1783–1876. (1980)
  • Graham, Patricia Albjerg. Community & Class in American Education, 1865-1918. (1974)
  • Kaestle, Carl F. Pillars of the Republic: Common Schools and American Society, 1780-1860. (1983). 266 pp.
  • Kaestle, Carl F. The Evolution of an Urban School System: New York City, 1750-1850. Harvard University Press, 1974
  • Katz, Michael. The Irony of Early School Reform Harvard University Press, 1968.
  • Mattingly, Paul H. The Classless Profession: American Schoolmen in the Nineteenth Century. (1975)
  • McAfee, Ward F. Religion, Race, and Reconstruction: The Public School in the Politics of the 1870s. State University of New York Press, 1998.
  • Messerli, Jonathan. Horace Mann: A Biography. (1972)
  • Parkerson, Donald H. and Parkerson, Jo Ann. The Emergence of the Common School in the U.S. Countryside. Edwin Mellen, 1998.
  • Reese, William J. The Origins of the American High School. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.
  • Robson, David W. Educating Republicans: The College in the Era of the American Revolution, 1750-1800. Greenwood, 1985.
  • Welter, Rush, Popular Education and Democratic Thought in America Columbia University Press, 1962

Since 1880

  • Berube, Maurice R.; American School Reform: Progressive, Equity, and Excellence Movements, 1883-1993. (1994).
  • Brint, S., & Karabel, J. The Diverted Dream: Community colleges and the promise of educational opportunity in America, 1900–1985. Oxford University Press, 1989.
  • Cremin, Lawrence A. American Education: The Metropolitan Experience, 1876-1980. (1990)
  • Cremin, Lawrence A. The Transformation of the School: Progressivism in American Education, 1876–1957. (1961).
  • Dorn, Sherman. Creating the Dropout: An Institutional and Social History of School Failure. Praeger, 1996.
  • Fenske, Neil R. A History of American Public High Schools 1890-1990: Through the Eyes of Principals. Mellen, 1997.
  • Gatto, John Taylor. The Underground History of American Education: An Intimate Investigation into the Prison of Modern Schooling. Oxford Village Press, 2001.
    online version
  • Knight, Edgar W.; Fifty Years of American Education: A Historical Review and Critical Appraisal. (1952)
  • Krug, Edward A. The Shaping of the American High School, 1880–1920. (1964)
  • Krug, Edward A. The American High School, 1920–1940. (1972)
  • Maurice R. Berube; American School Reform: Progressive, Equity, and Excellence Movements, 1883-1993. (1994).
  • Peterson, Paul E. The Politics of School Reform, 1870–1940. (1985).
  • Ravitch, Diane and Vinovskis, Maris A., ed. Learning from the Past: What History Teaches Us about School Reform. Johns Hopkins U. Pr., 1995.
  • Ravitch, Diane. Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms. Simon & Schuster, 2000.
  • Theobald, Paul. Call School: Rural Education in the Midwest to 1918. Southern Illinois University Press, 1995.
  • Tyack, David and Cuban, Larry. Tinkering toward Utopia: A Century of Public School Reform. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1995.
  • Tyack, David B. The One Best System: A History of American Urban Education. (1974)
  • Tyack, David B., and Hansot, E. Managers of Virtue: Public School Leadership in America, 1820–1980. (1982).
  • Tyack, David; Lowe, Robert; Hansot, Elisabeth. Public Schools in Hard Times: The Great Depression and Recent Years. Harvard U. Press, 1984.
  • Zilversmit, Arthur. Changing Schools: Progressive Education Theory and Practice, 1930-1960. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Specific periods or subjects

  • Axtell, J. The school upon a hill: Education and society in colonial New England. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974.
  • Fitzgerald, Frances, America Revised , Vintage Books, 1980.
  • Parkerson, Donald H. and Parkerson, Jo Ann. The Emergence of the Common School in the U.S. Countryside. Edwin Mellen, 1998.
  • Reese, William J. The Origins of the American High School. (1995)
  • Ford, Paul Leicester, The New England Primer , Dodd, Mead and co., 1897
  • Johnson, Clifton, Old-Time Schools and School-books , The Macmillan Company, 1904
  • Moreau, Joseph, School Book Nation , University of Michigan Press (2003).
    An examination of history education in the United States as seen in the principal secondary school texts used throughout the nation's history from its foundation until present times.
  • Westerhoff, John H., McGuffey and His Readers , Mott Media, 1982

Ethnicity, race, gender, religion

  • Adams, J.Q. and Pearlie Strother-Adams. Dealing with Diversity (2001)

Race

  • Allen, Walter R., and Joseph O. Jewell. "African American Education since An American Dilemma." Daedalus 124 (1995): (PAGE NUMBERS NEEDED).
  • Anderson, James D. The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1988.
  • Baker, Liva. The Second Battle of New Orleans: The Hundred-Year Struggle to Integrate the Schools. HarperCollins, 1996.
  • Belt-Beyan, Phyllis M. The Emergence of African American Literacy Traditions: Family and Community Efforts in the Nineteenth Century. Praeger, 2004.
  • Bond Horace M. Negro Education in Alabama: A Study in Cotton and Steel. (1939).
  • Bullock Henry Allen. A History of Negro Education in the South from 1619 to the Present. (1967).
  • Butler Addie L. J. The Distinctive Black College: Talladega, Tuskegee, and Morehouse. Scarecrow Press, 1977.
  • Carney, Cary Michael. Native American Higher Education in the United States. Transaction, 1999.
  • Cooper, Arnold. Between Struggle and Hope: Four Black Educators in the South, 1894-1915. Iowa State University Press, 1989.
  • Denton, Virginia Lantz. Booker T. Washington and the Adult Education Movement. University Press of Florida, 1993.
  • Gardner, Booker T. "The Educational Contributions of Booker T. Washington." Journal of Negro History 14 (Fall 1975): 502-18.
  • Giddings, Paula. In Search of Sisterhood: Delta Sigma Theta and the Challenge of the Black Sorority Movement. Morrow, 1988.
  • Hardin, John A. Fifty Years of Segregation: Black Higher Education in Kentucky, 1904-1954. University Press of Kentucky, 1997.
  • Harlan Louis R. Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915. (1983).
  • Ihle, Elizabeth L., ed. Black Women in Higher Education: An Anthology of Essays, Studies, and Documents. Garland, 1992.
  • McMurry, Linda O. George Washington Carver: Scientist and Symbol, 1864-1943. New York: Oxford University Press, 1981.
  • Morris, Robert C. Reading, 'Riting, and Reconstruction: The Education of Freedmen in the South, 1861-1870. University of Chicago Press, 1981.
  • Myrdal, Gunnar. An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy. 2 vols. (1944)
  • Podair, Jerald E. The Strike that Changed New York: Blacks, Whites, and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.
  • Schall, Keith L., ed. Stoney the Road: Chapters in the History of Hampton Institute. University of Virginia Press, 1977.
  • Shabazz, Amilcar. Advancing Democracy: African Americans and the Struggle for Access and Equity in Higher Education in Texas. University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
    Online review

Ethnicity, religion

  • Brumberg, Stephan F. Going to America, Going to School: The Jewish Immigrant Public School Encounter in Turn-of-the-Century New York City. Praeger, 1986.
  • Gleason, Philip. Contending with Modernity: Catholic Higher Education in the Twentieth Century. Oxford U. Press, 1995.
  • Justice, Benjamin. The War That Wasn't: Religious Conflict and Compromise in the Common Schools of New York State, 1865-1900. State University of New York Press, 2005.\
  • Leahy, William P. Adapting to America: Catholics, Jesuits, and Higher Education in the Twentieth Century. Washington: Georgetown University Press, 1991.
  • MacDonald, Victoria-Maria. Latino Education in the United States: A Narrated History from 1513-2000 (2004)
  • Ringenberg, William C. The Christian College: A History of Protestant Higher Education in America. Eerdmans for Christian University Press, 1984.
  • Rosovsky, Nitza. The Jewish Experience at Harvard and Radcliffe. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1986.
  • Sanders, James W The Education of an Urban Minority: Catholics in Chicago, 1833–1965. (1977).
  • Solberg, Richard W. Lutheran Higher Education in North America. Augsburg, 1985.
  • Walch, Timothy. Parish School: American Catholic Parochial Education from Colonial Times to the Present. (1996).


Gender

  • Bordin, Ruth. Alice Freeman Palmer: The Evolution of a New Woman. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993.
  • Eisenmann, Linda ed. Historical Dictionary of Women's Education in the United States. (1998)
  • Eisenmann, Linda. Higher Education for Women in Postwar America, 1945-1965. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
  • Eschbach, Elizabeth Seymour. The Higher Education of Women in England and America, 1865-1920. Garland, 1993.
  • Farnham, Christie Anne. The Education of the Southern Belle: Higher Education and Student Socialization in the Antebellum South. New York University Press, 1994.
  • Faragher, John Mack, and Florence Howe, eds. Women and Higher Education in American History. W. W. Norton, 1988.
  • Gordon, Lynn D. Gender and Higher Education in the Progressive Era. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990.
  • Holland, Dorothy, and Margaret Eisenhart. Educated in Romance: Women, Achievement, and College Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990.
  • Ihle, Elizabeth L., ed. Black Women in Higher Education: An Anthology of Essays, Studies, and Documents. Garland, 1992.
  • Mayo A. D. Southern Women in the Recent Educational Movement in the South. (1892)
  • McCandless, Amy Thompson. The Past in the Present: Women's Higher Education in the Twentieth-Century American South. University of Alabama Press, 1999.
  • Menk, Patricia H. To Live in Time: The Sesquicentennial History of Mary Baldwin College. Verona, Va.: Mid-Valley, 1992.
  • Nash, Margaret A. Women's Education in the United States, 1780-1840. (2005)
  • Nidiffer, Jana. Pioneering Deans of Women: More Than Wise and Pious Matrons. Teachers College Press, 2000.
  • Rossiter, Margaret W. Women Scientists in America: Before Affirmative Action, 1940-1972. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
  • Sadovnik, Alan R., and Susan F. Semel, eds. Founding Mothers and Others: Women Educational Leaders during the Progressive Era. Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
  • Solomon, Barbara M. In the Company of Educated Women: A History of Women and Higher Education in America. (1985).



Primary Sources

  • Hofstadter, Richard, and Wilson Smith, eds. American Higher Education a Documentary History Vol. I & II (1961)
  • Smith, Wilson, and Thomas Bender, eds. American Higher Education Transformed, 1940--2005: Documenting the National Discourse (2007)
  • Hofstadter, Richard, and C. Dewitt Hardy, eds. The Development and Scope of Higher Education in the United States (1952)
  • Knight, Edgar W., and Clifton L. Hall, eds. Readings in American Educational History (1951)

Recent

  • John E. Chubb and Terry M. Moe. Politics, Markets and America's Schools (1990)
  • Kosar, Kevin R. Failing Grades: The Federal Politics of Education Standards. Rienner, 2005. 259 pp.
  • E. Wayne Ross et al eds. Defending Public Schools. (Praeger, 2004), 4 vol: Volume: 1: Education Under the Security State (2004) online version; Volume: 2: Teaching for a Democratic Society (2004) online version; Volume: 3: Curriculum Continuity and Change in the 21st Century (2004) online version; Volume: 4: The Nature and Limits of Standards-Based Reform and Assessment (2004) online version
  • Tyack, David. Seeking Common Ground: Public Schools in a Diverse Society. Harvard U. Pr., 2003. 237 pp.

Economic and social history

  • Brown, Richard D. "Modernization and the Modem Personality in Early America, 1600-1865: A Sketch of a Synthesis," Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 2 (1971-72): 201-228, what education accomplished
  • Goldin, Claudia. "America's graduation from high school: The evolution and spread of secondary schooling in the twentieth century." Journal of Economic History, (1998). 58 (2), 345–374. in JSTOR
  • Richard J. Jensen and Mark Friedberger. Education and Social Structure: An Historical Study of Iowa, 1870-1930 (Chicago: The

Newberry Library, 1976)

  • Kaelble, Hartmut. Social Mobility in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Europe and America in Comparative Perspective. St. Martin's, 1986. 183 pp.
  • McClellan, B. Edward and Reese, William J., ed. The Social History of American Education. U. of Illinois Pr., 1988. 370 pp.; reprinted essays from History of Education Quarterly
  • David Nasaw; Schooled to Order: A Social History of Public Schooling in the United States (1981) online version
  • John L. Rury; Education and Social Change: Themes in the History of American Schooling.'; Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 2002. online version

Regional and Local Studies

  • Cordier, Mary Hurlbut, Schoolwomen of the Prairies and Plains (PUBLISHER AND DATE?)
  • Lazerson, Marvin. Origins of the Urban School: Public Education in Massachusetts, 1870-1915. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1971.
  • Leloudis, J. L. Schooling the New South: Pedagogy, self, and society in North Carolina, 1880–1920. (1996).
  • Troen, Selwyn K. The Public and the Schools: Shaping the St. Louis System, 1838-1920 (1975)
  • Ambler Charles H. A History of Education in West Virginia from Early Colonial Times to 1949. 1951
  • Cohen, Ronald D. Children of the Mill: Schooling and Society in Gary, Indiana, 1906-1960. Indiana U. Press, 1990. 280 pp.
  • DeVore, Donald E. and Logsdon, Joseph. Crescent City Schools: Public Education in New Orleans, 1841-1991. Lafayette: Center for Louisiana Studies, 1991. 402 pp.
  • Dotts, Cecil K. and Sikkema, Mildred. Challenging the Status Quo: Public Education in Hawaii, 1840-1980. Honolulu: Hawaii Educ. Assoc., 1994. 285 pp.
  • Knight; Edgar W. Education in the South (1924)
  • Mirel, Jeffrey. The Rise and Fall of an Urban School System: Detroit, 1907-81. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993.
  • Nelson, Bryce E. Good Schools: The Seattle Public School System, 1901-1930. University of Washington Press, 1988.
  • O'Brien, Thomas V. The Politics of Race and Schooling: Public Education in Georgia, 1900-1961. Lexington Books, 1999.
  • Peterson, Paul E. The Politics of School Reform, 1870-1940. U. of Chicago Press, 1985.
  • Raftery, Judith Rosenberg. Land of Fair Promise: Politics and Reform in Los Angeles Schools, 1885-1941. Stanford University Press, 1992.
  • Rury, John L., and Frank A. Cassell, eds. Seeds of Crisis: Public Schooling in Milwaukee since 1920. U. of Wisconsin Press, 1993.
  • Theobald, Paul. Call School: Rural Education in the Midwest to 1918. Southern Illinois U. Pr., 1995. 246 pp.


Higher Education

  • Brint, S., & Karabel, J. The Diverted Dream: Community Colleges and the Promise of Educational Opportunity in America, 1900–1985. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.
  • Cohen, Arthur M. The Shaping of American Higher Education: Emergence and Growth of the Contemporary System (2007)
  • Geiger, Roger L., ed. The American College in the Nineteenth Century. Vanderbilt University Press. (2000).
  • Geiger, Roger L. To Advance Knowledge: The Growth of American Research Universities, 1900-1940. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
  • Geiger, Roger L. Research and Relevant Knowledge: American Research Universities Since World War II. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Horowitz, Helen L. Campus Life: Undergraduate Cultures from the End of the Eighteenth Century to the Present. (1987).
  • Levine, D. O. The American College and the Culture of Aspiration, 1915–1940. (1986).
  • Lucas, C. J. American Higher Education: A History. (1994).
  • Thelin, John R. A History of American Higher Education (2004)
  • Veysey, Lawrence R. The emergence of the American university. (1965).

Surveys

  • Bogue, E. Grady and Aper, Jeffrey. Exploring the Heritage of American Higher Education: The Evolution of Philosophy and Policy. Oryx, 2000. 272 pp.
  • Brint, S., & Karabel, J. The Diverted Dream: Community colleges and the promise of educational opportunity in America, 1900–1985. Oxford University Press. (1989).
  • Carney, Cary Michael. Native American Higher Education in the United States. Transaction, 1999. 193 pp.
  • Cremin, Lawrence A. American Education: The Colonial Experience, 1607–1783. (1970); American Education: The National Experience, 1783–1876. (1980); American Education: The Metropolitan Experience, 1876-1980 (1990); standard 3 vol detailed scholarly history
  • Eisenmann, Linda. Higher Education for Women in Postwar America, 1945-1965. Johns Hopkins U. Press, 2006. 304 pp.
  • Faragher, John Mack and Howe, Florence, ed. Women and Higher Education in American History. Norton, 1988. 220 pp.
  • Frye, John H. The Vision of the Public Junior College, 1900-1940: Professional Goals and Popular Aspirations. Greenwood, 1992. 163 pp.
  • Geiger, Roger L., ed. The American College in the Nineteenth Century. Vanderbilt University Press. (2000). online review
  • Geiger, Roger L. To Advance Knowledge: The Growth of American Research Universities, 1900-1940. Oxford University Press. (1986).
  • Geiger, Roger L. Research and Relevant Knowledge: American Research Universities Since World War II. Oxford University Press. (2001).
  • Gleason, Philip. Contending with Modernity: Catholic Higher Education in the Twentieth Century. Oxford U. Press, 1995. 434 pp.
  • Horowitz, Helen L. Campus life: Undergraduate cultures from the end of the eighteenth century to the present. (1987).
  • Ihle, Elizabeth L., ed. Black Women in Higher Education: An Anthology of Essays, Studies, and Documents. Garland, 1992. 341 pp.
  • Jarausch, Konrad H., ed. The Transformation of Higher Learning, 1860-1930. U. of Chicago Press, 1983. 375 pp.
  • Kerr, Clark. The Great Transformation in Higher Education, 1960-1980. State U. of New York Press, 1991. 383 pp.
  • Leahy, William P. Adapting to America: Catholics, Jesuits, and Higher Education in the Twentieth Century. Georgetown U. Press, 1991. 187 pp.
  • Levine, D. O. The American college and the culture of aspiration, 1915–1940. (1986).
  • Lewis, Lionel L. Marginal Worth: Teaching and the Academic Labor Market. Transaction, 1996.
  • Lucas, C. J. American higher education: A history. (1994).
  • Robson, David W. Educating Republicans: The College in the Era of the American Revolution, 1750-1800. Greenwood, 1985.
  • Ruben, Julie. The Making of the Modern University: Intellectual Transformation and the Marginalization of Morality. University Of Chicago Press. (1996).
  • Thelin, John R. A History of American Higher Education. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.
  • Veysey Lawrence R. The Emergence of the American University. (1965).

State and regional

  • Douglass, John Aubrey. The California Idea and American Higher Education: 1850 to the 1960 Master Plan. Stanford U. Press, 2000.
  • Hoover, Herbert T.; Alexander, Ruth Ann; Peterson, Patricia M.; and Zimmerman, Larry J., eds. From Idea to Institution: Higher Education in South Dakota. U. of South Dakota Press, 1989. 238 pp.
  • McCandless, Amy Thompson. The Past in the Present: Women's Higher Education in the Twentieth-Century American South. U. of Alabama Press, 1999. 400 pp.
  • Sansing, David G. Making Haste Slowly: The Troubled History of Higher Education in Mississippi. U. Press of Mississippi, 1990. 309 pp.
  • Shabazz, Amilcar. Advancing Democracy: African Americans and the Struggle for Access and Equity in Higher Education in Texas. U. of North Carolina Press., 2004. 301 pp. online review

Specific colleges and universities

  • Ashmore, Harry S. Unseasonable Truths: The Life of Robert Maynard Hutchins. Little, Brown, 1989. 616 pp. at U of Chicago
  • Dressel, Paul L. College to University: The Hannah Years at Michigan State, 1935-1969. Michigan State U. Publ., 1987. 442 pp.
  • Karabel, Jerome. The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. Houghton Mifflin, 2005. 711 pp.
  • Link, William A. William Friday: Power, Purpose, and American Higher Education. U. of North Carolina Press, 1995. 494 pp. at U of North Carolina
  • Potts, David B. Wesleyan University, 1831-1910: Collegiate Enterprise in New England. Yale U. Press, 1992. 383 pp.
  • Trelease, Allen W. Making North Carolina Literate: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, from Normal School to Metropolitan University. Carolina Academic, 2004. 659 pp.

Curriculum

  • Adams, Katherine H. A Group of Their Own: College Writing Courses and American Women Writers, 1880-1940. State U. of New York Press, 2001. 220 pp.
  • Baker, Houston A., Jr. Black Studies, Rap, and the Academy. U. of Chicago Press, 1993. 110 pp.
  • Casement, William. The Great Canon Controversy: The Battle of the Books in Higher Education. Transaction Books, 1996. 172 pp.
  • Current, Richard Nelson. Phi Beta Kappa in American Life: The First Two Hundred Years. Oxford U. Press, 1990. 319 pp.
  • Frost, Dan R. Thinking Confederates: Academia and the Idea of Progress in the New South. U. of Tennessee Press, 2000. 207 pp.
  • Hart, D. G. The University Gets Religion: Religious Studies in American Higher Education. Johns Hopkins U. Pr., 1999. 321 pp.
  • Hoeveler, J. David. Creating the American Mind: Intellect and Politics in the Colonial Colleges. Rowman & Littlefield, 2002. 381 pp.
  • Hohendahl, Peter Uwe, ed. German Studies in the United States: A Historical Handbook. Modern Language Assoc. of Am., 2003. 750 pp.
  • Hoffman, Leonore and Rosenfelt, Deborah, eds. Teaching Women's Literature from a Regional Perspective. Modern Language Assoc. of Am., 1982. 213 pp.
  • Hunt, Thomas C. and Carper, James C., eds. Religious Higher Education in the United States. Garland, 1996. 635 pp.
  • Kynell, Teresa C. Writing in a Milieu of Utility: The Move to Technical Communication in American Engineering Programs, 1850-1950 Ablex, 1996. 102 pp.
  • Marsden, George M. The Soul of the American University: From Protestant Establishment to Established Nonbelief. Oxford U. Press, 1994. 462 pp.
  • Newman, Mark. Agency of Change: One Hundred Years of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kirksville: Thomas Jefferson U. Press, 1996. 406 pp.
  • Pease, Donald E. and Wiegman, Robyn, ed. The Futures of American Studies. Duke U. Press, 2002. 619 pp.
  • Röhrs, Hermann. The Classical German Concept of the University and Its Influence on Higher Education in the United States. Peter Lang, 1995. 128 pp.
  • Sloan, Douglas. Faith and Knowledge: Mainline Protestantism and American Higher Education. Westminster/Knox, 1994. 252 pp.
  • Smith, Peter; The History of American Art Education: Learning about Art in American Schools Greenwood Press, (1996) online editiion
  • Wildes, Karl L. and Lindgren, Nilo A. A Century of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, 1882-1982. MIT Press, 1985. 423 pp.
  • Winterer, Caroline. The Culture of Classicism: Ancient Greece and Rome in American Intellectual Life, 1780-1910. Johns Hopkins U. Press, 2002. 244 pp.

Recent

  • John E. Chubb and Terry M. Moe. Politics, Markets and America's Schools (1990)
  • Kosar, Kevin R. Failing Grades: The Federal Politics of Education Standards. Rienner, 2005. 259 pp.
  • E. Wayne Ross et al eds. Defending Public Schools. (Praeger, 2004), 4 vol: Volume: 1: Education Under the Security State (2004) online version; Volume: 2: Teaching for a Democratic Society (2004) online version; Volume: 3: Curriculum Continuity and Change in the 21st Century (2004) online version; Volume: 4: The Nature and Limits of Standards-Based Reform and Assessment (2004) online version
  • Tyack, David. Seeking Common Ground: Public Schools in a Diverse Society. Harvard U. Press, 2003. 237 pp.

Historiography

  • Katz, Michael ed., Education in American History: Readings on the Social Issues Praeger Publishers, 1973
  • Sloan, Douglas. "Historiography and the History of Education," in Fred Kerlinger, ed., Review of Research in Education, 1 (1973): 239-269.

Primary Sources

  • Cubberley, Ellwood Patterson. Readings in the History of Education: A Collection of Sources and Readings to Illustrate the Development of Educational Practice, Theory, and Organization, (1920) covers US and Europe, 684pp online edition
  • Diener, Thomas. Growth of an American Invention: A Documentary History of the Junior and Community College Movement. Greenwood, 1986. 249 pp.
  • Richard Hofstadter and C. Dewitt Hardy, eds; The Development and Scope of Higher Education in the United States (1952) online edition
  • Knight, Edgar W. and Clifton L. Hall, eds.; Readings in American Educational History (1951) online edition, very wide-range of topics