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American Higher Education

A History

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Historical Origins and Antecedents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christopher J. Lucas
      Pages 3-34
    3. Christopher J. Lucas
      Pages 35-69
    4. Christopher J. Lucas
      Pages 71-100
  3. American Higher Education: The Formative Period

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Christopher J. Lucas
      Pages 103-144
    3. Christopher J. Lucas
      Pages 145-189
  4. American Higher Education: Maturation and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Christopher J. Lucas
      Pages 193-241
    3. Christopher J. Lucas
      Pages 243-283
  5. Contemporary Challenges and Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Christopher J. Lucas
      Pages 287-322
    3. Christopher J. Lucas
      Pages 323-340
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 341-397

About this book


The roots of controversy surrounding higher education in the US extend deep into the past. This original, incisive history goes far in offering a needed sense of perspective on current debates over such issues as access, costs, academic quality, social equity, and curricula. Eminently readable and always lively, this timely historical account is sure to be an invaluable resource for assessing the present condition and future prospects of American colleges and universities.


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About the authors

Christopher J. Lucas is Professor of Higher Education and Policy Studies, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. He is the author of New Faculty (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002).

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