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

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


By (author) David Nasaw


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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 211mm x 20mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 5 February 1981
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0195028929
  • ISBN 13: 9780195028928
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,604,178

Product description

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 system

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Author information

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

Review quote

"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 Books

Back cover copy

'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.'