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Schooled to Order : A Social History of Public Schooling in the United States

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Argues that as public schools became integral to the maintenance of American lifestyles, they increasingly reflected the primary tensions between democratic rhetoric and the reality of a class-divided systemshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0195028929
  • 9780195028928
  • 1,816,591

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"A significant new addition to the field of educational and social history. The broad perspective and effective blending of varying historical assessments reveal Nasaw's strength as a writer and historian."-Journal of Southern History "An important and provocative first book."-History: Reviews of New Booksshow more

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'This is history of education in its finest tradition, i.e., education s social history rather than as mere schooling... Carefully researched, well written, and even-handed, Nasaw's book is an important addition to the debate over the evolution of public education in the United States.'show more

About David Nasaw

David Nasaw, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Professor of History, the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and author of Andrew Carnegieshow more