Chronology/Key EventsEdit



Donato, Ruben; Lazerson, Marvin. “New Directions in American Educational History: Problems and Prospects,” Educational Researcher 29 (November 2000), 4-15.

“Interchange: History in the Professional Schools,” Journal of American History 92 (September 2005), 553-576.

Rury, John. “The Curious Status of the History of Education: A Parallel Perspective,” History of Education Quarterly, Winter 2006

Veysey, Laurence. “The History of Education,” Reviews in American History 10 (1982), 281-291.

American Higher Education

Biondi, Martha. The Black Revolution on Campus. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2014.

Cohen, Robert and Synder, David J., ed. Rebellion in Black and White: Southern Student Activism in the 1960s. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press, 2013.

Boren, Mark Edelman. Student Resistance: A History of the Unruly Subject. Routledge, 2001.

Frederick, Rudolph. American College and University: A History. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1990.

Heineman, Kenneth J. Campus Wars: The Peace Movement at American State Universities in the Vietnam Era. New York: NYU Press, 1994.

Horowitz, Helen. Campus Life: Undergraduate Cultures from the End of the Eighteenth Century to the Present. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.

Jewett, Andrew. Science, Democracy, and the American University: From the Civil War to the Cold War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Kelley, Mary. Learning to Stand and Speak: Women, Education, and Public Life in America’s Republic. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.

Loss, Christopher P. Between Citizens and the State: The Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014.

Rueben, Julie. Making of the Modern University: Intellectual Transformation and the Marginalization of Morality. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Scott, Anne Firor “The Ever Widening Circle: The Diffusion of Feminist Values from the Troy Female Seminar, 1822-1872,” History of Education Quarterly 19 (1979), 3-25.

Thelin, John R. A History of American Higher Education. Baltimore, Md.: John Hopkins University Press, 2004.

Veysey, Lawrence. Emergence of the American University. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970.

Wallerstein, Peter. Higher Education and the Civil Rights Movement: White Supremacy, Black Southerners, and College Campuses. Gainesville, Florida: University Press Florida, 2009.

Wilder, Craig Steven. Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities. London: Bloomsbury Press, 2014.

American K-12

Adams, David Wallace. Education For Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 1995.

Anderson, James. The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1988.

Bailyn, Bernard. Education in the Forming of American Society: Needs and Opportunities for Study. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1960.

Cremin, Lawrence Arthur. The American Common School: An Historic Conception. New York: Columbia University Press, 1951.

Goldstein, Dana. The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession'.' New York: Doubleday, 2014.

Katz, Michael. Reconstructing American Education. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1989.

Kliebard, Herbet. Struggle for the American Curriculum, 1893-1958. London: Routledge, 1986.

McGuinn, Patrick. No Child Left Behind and the Transformation of Federal Education Policy, 1965-2005. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2006.

Paterson, James T. Brown v. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and its Troubled Legacy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Ravitch, Diane. The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education. New York: Basic Books, 2011.

Rudolph, John. Scientists in the Classroom: The Cold War Reconstruction of American Science Education. Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.

Reese, William J. America’s Public Schools: From the Common School to "No Child Left Behind.” Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press, 2011.

Shapiro, Adam. Trying Biology: The Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Antievolution Movement in American Schools. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Tyack, David. The One Best System: A History of American Urban Education. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1974.

Tyack, David and Cuban, Larry. Tinkering toward Utopia: A Century of Public School Reform. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997.

Williams, Heather. Self-Taught: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.

Zimmerman, Jonathan. Whose America?: Culture Wars in the Public Schools . Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005.

Philosophical/Critiques of the Institution

Bourdieu, Pierre. Reproduction in Education, Society and Culture, 2nd Edition. Sage Publications, 2002. 

Young, Michael. Knowledge and Control: New Directions in the Sociology of Education. Macmillan, 1971.


Bender, Thomas. The University and the City: From Medieval Origins to the Present. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Bagchi, Barnita; Eckhardt Fuchs; Rousmaniere, Kate, ed. Connecting Histories of Education: Transnational and Cross Cultural Exchanges in Post-Colonial Education. Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2014.

Carson, John. The Measure of Merit: Talents, Intelligence, and Inequality in the French and American Republics, 1750-1940. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006.

Clark, William. Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

Elman, Benjamin. Civil Examinations and Meritocracy in Late Imperial China. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013.

Jacobs, Margaret D. “Maternal Colonialism: White Women and Indigenous Child Removal in the American West and Australia, 1880-1940” Western Historical Quarterly 36 (2005), 453-76.

Tony, Taylor; Guyver, Robert, ed. History Wars and the Classroom: Global Perspectives. Information Age Publishing, 2011.

Walton, Whitney A. Internationalism, National Identities, and Study Abroad: France and the United States, 1890–1970. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2009.