By Colin Burke
American Collegiate Populations is an exhaustive and definitive examine of the club of yank 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, featuring as solutions to those questions a mass of latest info prepare in an unique and interpretive manner.
The writer bargains a devastating critique of the 2 reference works which beforehand have commanded students' realization. Burke examines Bailey Burritt's expert Distribution of faculty and college 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 ahead of the Civil struggle (1932), the writer explains, offers a skewed interpretation of collegiate decline within the antebellum interval. utilizing a much better facts base and capitalizing at the advances in quantitative background made within the final decade, Burke adopts acceptable analytic different types for college kids and their next careers. Amierican Collegiate Populations hence turns into the referent paintings to exchange Burritt and Tewksbury and may most probably have an equivalent sturdiness in print.
American Collegiate Populations systematically compares denominational faculties, faculties through quarter, and pupil teams from a bunch of angles - age coming into university, geographical origins, parental occupations. next careers, offerings. Burke indicates the succeed in of yankee faculties again into the socio-economic textile of the tradition. a achieve that incorporates implications for plenty of matters - spiritual, financial, social, and highbrow - past the mere topic of school alone.
Few works strength the re-thinking of a complete box of ancient inquiry - really one who has very important bearings on present coverage - as Burke's learn does. The findings and implications provided in American Collegiate Populations will profoundly impact the scholarly group 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