By Colin Burke
American Collegiate Populations is an exhaustive and definitive examine of the club of yankee faculties and universities within the 19th century. Colin B. Burke explores the questions of who went, who stayed and the place they got here from, featuring as solutions to those questions a mass of latest facts prepare in an unique and interpretive manner.
The writer bargains a devastating critique of the 2 reference works which beforehand have commanded students' realization. Burke examines Bailey Burritt's specialist Distribution of school and collage Undergraduates (1912) noting that Burritt's different types oversimplify the information of the 37 associations he reviews. Donald G. Tewksbury's American faculties and Universities earlier than the Civil struggle (1932), the writer explains, provides a skewed interpretation of collegiate decline within the antebellum interval. utilizing a miles greater info base and capitalizing at the advances in quantitative background made within the final decade, Burke adopts acceptable analytic different types for students and their next careers. Amierican Collegiate Populations hence turns into the referent paintings to interchange Burritt and Tewksbury and should most probably have an equivalent toughness in print.
American Collegiate Populations systematically compares denominational schools, faculties through area, and pupil teams from a number of angles - age coming into collage, geographical origins, parental occupations. next careers, offerings. Burke indicates the succeed in of yankee faculties again into the socio-economic cloth of the tradition. a achieve that contains implications for plenty of topics - spiritual, fiscal, social, and highbrow - past the mere topic of faculty alone.
Few works strength the re-thinking of an entire box of historic inquiry - really person who has vital bearings on present coverage - as Burke's research does. The findings and implications awarded in American Collegiate Populations will profoundly impact the scholarly neighborhood for many years to come.
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American Collegiate Populations: A Test of the Traditional View (New York University Series in Education and Socialization in) by Colin Burke