Rethinking Campus Life

New Perspectives on the History of College Students in the United States

  • Christine A. Ogren
  • Marc A. VanOverbeke

Part of the Historical Studies in Education book series (HSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Christine A. Ogren, Marc A. VanOverbeke
    Pages 1-10
  3. Christopher Tudico
    Pages 141-163
  4. Timothy Reese Cain
    Pages 165-190
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 297-311

About this book


This edited volume explores the history of student life throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  Chapter authors examine the expanding reach of scholarship on the history of college students; the history of underrepresented students, including black, Latino, and LGBTQ students; and student life at state normal schools and their successors, regional colleges and universities, and at community colleges and evangelical institutions.  The book also includes research on drag and gender and on student labor activism, and offers new interpretations of fraternity and sorority life.  Collectively, these chapters deepen scholarly understanding of students, the diversity of their experiences at an array of institutions, and the campus lives they built.


19th and 20th century student life race and education sexuality and education historiography community college higher education

Editors and affiliations

  • Christine A. Ogren
    • 1
  • Marc A. VanOverbeke
    • 2
  1. 1.Educational Policy and Leadership StudiesUniversity of IowaIowa City, IAUSA
  2. 2.College of Education University of Illinois at ChicagoChicago, ILUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-75613-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-75614-1
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