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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

About the editors

Christine A. Ogren is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies at the University of Iowa, USA.

Marc A. VanOverbeke is Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Rethinking Campus Life
  • Book Subtitle New Perspectives on the History of College Students in the United States
  • Editors Christine A. Ogren
    Marc A. VanOverbeke
  • Series Title Historical Studies in Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Historical Studies in Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-75613-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09278-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-75614-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 311
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of Education
    Higher Education
    Sociology of Education
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“The book title, Rethinking Campus Life, is both specific and referential. The essays offer a literal rethinking of traditionally told tales of college student life … the volume is both a rethinking of an older frame from the past and an introduction to new work in the future. It is a comprehensive and forward-thinking volume.” (Kate Rousmaniere, History of Education Quarterly, Vol. 59 (2), May, 2019)