By Colin Burke
American Collegiate Populations is an exhaustive and definitive research 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, providing as solutions to those questions a mass of recent info prepare in an unique and interpretive manner.
The writer bargains a devastating critique of the 2 reference works which formerly have commanded students' realization. Burke examines Bailey Burritt's expert Distribution of faculty and collage Undergraduates (1912) noting that Burritt's different types oversimplify the knowledge of the 37 associations he reports. Donald G. Tewksbury's American faculties and Universities prior to the Civil struggle (1932), the writer explains, offers a skewed interpretation of collegiate decline within the antebellum interval. utilizing a much better info base and capitalizing at the advances in quantitative historical past 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 switch Burritt and Tewksbury and may most probably have an equivalent toughness in print.
American Collegiate Populations systematically compares denominational faculties, schools by way of zone, 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 schools again into the socio-economic textile of the tradition. a achieve that contains implications for lots of matters - spiritual, monetary, social, and highbrow - past the mere topic of school alone.
Few works strength the re-thinking of an entire box of old inquiry - relatively person who has very important bearings on present coverage - as Burke's research does. The findings and implications awarded in American Collegiate Populations will profoundly have an effect on 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