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The Resource The university and the people : envisioning American higher education in an era of populist protest, Scott M. Gelber

The university and the people : envisioning American higher education in an era of populist protest, Scott M. Gelber

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The university and the people : envisioning American higher education in an era of populist protest
Title
The university and the people
Title remainder
envisioning American higher education in an era of populist protest
Statement of responsibility
Scott M. Gelber
Title variation
Envisioning American higher education in an era of populist protest
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How the mission of state universities evolved from the tensions between meritocracy and access, between elite knowledge and popular opinion. The University and the People chronicles the influence of Populism--a powerful agrarian movement--on public higher education in the late nineteenth century. Revisiting this pivotal era in the history of the American state university, Scott Gelber demonstrates that Populists expressed a surprising degree of enthusiasm for institutions of higher learning. More fundamentally, he argues that the mission of the state university, as we understand it today, evolved from a fractious but productive relationship between public demands and academic authority. Populists attacked a variety of elites--professionals, executives, scholars--and seemed to confirm academia's fear of anti-intellectual public oversight. The movement's vision of the state university highlighted deep tensions in American attitudes toward meritocracy and expertise. Yet Populists also promoted state-supported higher education, with the aims of educating the sons (and sometimes daughters) of ordinary citizens, blurring status distinctions, and promoting civic engagement. Accessibility, utilitarianism, and public service were the bywords of Populist journalists, legislators, trustees, and sympathetic professors. These "academic populists" encouraged state universities to reckon with egalitarian perspectives on admissions, financial aid, curricula, and research. And despite their critiques of college "ivory towers," Populists supported the humanities and social sciences, tolerated a degree of ideological dissent, and lobbied for record-breaking appropriations for state institutions.--Back cover
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Cataloging source
CDX
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Gelber, Scott M
Dewey number
378/.050973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
LB2328.62.U6
LC item number
G45 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in American thought and culture
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  • Public universities and colleges
  • State universities and colleges
  • Populism
  • EDUCATION
  • Populism
  • Public universities and colleges
  • State universities and colleges
  • United States
Label
The university and the people : envisioning American higher education in an era of populist protest, Scott M. Gelber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Looking Forward: Populism and Economic Access
  • 5.
  • Producers and Parasites: The Populist Vision of College Curriculum
  • 6.
  • Tastes of the Multitude: Populism, Expertise, and Academic Freedom
  • 7.
  • Watchdogs of the Treasury: Populism and Public Funding for Higher Education
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • Preludes to Populism: Anti-Elitism and Higher Education, 1820 -- 1885
  • 2.
  • Scaling the Gilded Halls of the University: Populism and Campus Politics
  • 3.
  • Greatest Good for the Greatest Number: Populism and Academic Access
  • 4.
Control code
779881509
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 268 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613486158
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613486158
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illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 348615
  • 7186d8a9-1380-4ef6-b1ce-c9795f81bbcf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)779881509
Label
The university and the people : envisioning American higher education in an era of populist protest, Scott M. Gelber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Looking Forward: Populism and Economic Access
  • 5.
  • Producers and Parasites: The Populist Vision of College Curriculum
  • 6.
  • Tastes of the Multitude: Populism, Expertise, and Academic Freedom
  • 7.
  • Watchdogs of the Treasury: Populism and Public Funding for Higher Education
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • Preludes to Populism: Anti-Elitism and Higher Education, 1820 -- 1885
  • 2.
  • Scaling the Gilded Halls of the University: Populism and Campus Politics
  • 3.
  • Greatest Good for the Greatest Number: Populism and Academic Access
  • 4.
Control code
779881509
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 268 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613486158
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613486158
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 348615
  • 7186d8a9-1380-4ef6-b1ce-c9795f81bbcf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)779881509

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