By Colin Burke
American Collegiate Populations is an exhaustive and definitive learn of the club of yank 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, proposing as solutions to those questions a mass of latest information prepare in an unique and interpretive manner.
The writer bargains a devastating critique of the 2 reference works which earlier have commanded students' recognition. Burke examines Bailey Burritt's specialist Distribution of faculty and college Undergraduates (1912) noting that Burritt's different types oversimplify the knowledge of the 37 associations he reviews. Donald G. Tewksbury's American faculties and Universities earlier than the Civil battle (1932), the writer explains, provides a skewed interpretation of collegiate decline within the antebellum interval. utilizing a much better facts base and capitalizing at the advances in quantitative heritage made within the final decade, Burke adopts applicable analytic different types for students and their next careers. Amierican Collegiate Populations hence turns into the referent paintings to exchange Burritt and Tewksbury and should most likely have an equivalent toughness in print.
American Collegiate Populations systematically compares denominational faculties, schools by means of zone, and scholar teams from a number of angles - age getting 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 consists of implications for plenty of matters - non secular, fiscal, social, and highbrow - past the mere topic of school alone.
Few works strength the re-thinking of a complete box of ancient inquiry - quite person who has vital bearings on present coverage - as Burke's learn does. The findings and implications offered in American Collegiate Populations will profoundly have an effect on the scholarly group 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