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    • Educating the Disfranchised and Disinherited


    • Education and Democracy: The Meaning of Alexander Meiklejohn

    • Education and Democracy: The Meaning of Alexander Meiklejohn

      Education and Democracy: The Meaning of Alexander Meiklejohn, 1872–1964 is the first full biography of Alexander Meiklejohn written by Adam R. Nelson and published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2001. The title is not a complete biography but draws from five archives to show Meiklejohn through his own wor ... Read »


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    • Education for Extinction

    • Education for Extinction

      Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875–1928 is a 1995 history book by David Wallace Adams that covers the history of assimilation era American Indian boarding schools. Education for Extinction is an exhaustive history of assimilation era American Indian education, part ... Read »


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    • The Elusive Ideal

    • The Elusive Ideal: Equal Educational Opportunity and the Federal Role in Boston's Public Schools, 1950–1985 is a social history book written by Adam R. Nelson on the relationship between the Boston public schools and local, state, and federal public policy in the mid-20th century. The University of Chicago Press p ... Read »


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    • The Emergence of the American University

    • The Emergence of the American University is a non-fiction book in the history of education by Laurence R. Veysey, published in the 1965 by University of Chicago Press. It "trac[es] the development of the modern American university during its formative years from 1865 to 1910". It is based on and shortened from Veysey's ... Read »


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    • Fifty Years of Freedom

    • Fifty Years of Freedom: A Study of the Development of the Ideas of A. S. Neill is a 1972 intellectual biography of the British pedagogue A. S. Neill by Ray Hemmings. It traces how Homer Lane, Wilhelm Reich, Sigmund Freud and others influenced Neill as he developed the "Summerhill idea", the philosophy of child au ... Read »


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    • The Golden Passport


    • A History of the University in Europe

    • A History of the University in Europe is a four-volume book series on the history and development of the European university from the medieval origins of the institution until the present day. The series was directed by the European University Association and published by Cambridge University Press between 1992 and 201 ... Read »


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    • Huck's Raft


    • Life on Display (book)

    • Life on Display: Revolutionizing U.S. Museums of Science and Natural History in the Twentieth Century is a history of modern American science education and its relationship with museums of science. It was written by Karen A. Rader and Victoria E. M. Cain and published by the University of Chicago Press in 2014. ... Read »


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    • Managers of Virtue

    • Managers of Virtue: Public School Leadership in America, 1820–1980 is a history book by David Tyack and Elisabeth Hansot. Its first two sections discuss American educational leadership in the common school and Progressive eras, and its last part discusses the subsequent decline in school leader authority and publi ... Read »


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    • The Modern School Movement

    • The Modern School Movement: Anarchism and Education in the United States is a history book about Ferrer Schools by Paul Avrich. ... Read »


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    • Pillars of the Republic

    • Pillars of the Republic is history book on the origins of the American common schools written by Carl Kaestle and published by Hill & Wang in 1983. ... Read »


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    • Stolen Childhood

    • Stolen Childhood: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America

      Stolen Childhood: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America is a 1995 history book about nineteenth century slave children in America by Wilma King. As the first full-length book on the subject, it began the scholarship of slave childhood. The book uses historical documents to argue that enslaved children were deprived ... Read »


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    • The Strike That Changed New York

    • The Strike That Changed New York is a history book about the New York City teachers' strike of 1968 written by Jerald Podair and published by the Yale University Press in 2004. ... Read »


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