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Losing Hearts and Minds
American-Iranian Relations and International Education during the Cold War
Matthew K. Shannon



For the Common Good
A New History of Higher Education in America
Charles Dorn
In For the Common Good, Charles Dorn challenges the rhetoric of America's so-called crisis in higher education by investigating two centuries of college and university history.



Selling Hope and College
Merit, Markets, and Recruitment in an Unranked School
Alex Posecznick
Posecznick documents what it takes to keep a "mediocre" college open and running, and the struggles, tensions, and battles that members of the community tangle with daily as they carefully walk the line between empowering marginalized students and exploiting them. 



I Am Where I Come From
Native American College Students and Graduates Tell Their Life Stories
I Am Where I Come From presents the autobiographies of thirteen Native American undergraduates and graduates of Dartmouth College, ten of them current and recent students.



A Fight for the Soul of Public Education
The Story of the Chicago Teachers Strike
Steven K. Ashby, Robert Bruno
Using interviews, first-person accounts, participant observation, union documents, and media reports, Steven K. Ashby and Robert Bruno tell the story of the 2012 strike that shut down the Chicago school system for seven days. 



A New Moral Vision
Gender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917
Andrea L. Turpin
In A New Moral Vision, Andrea L. Turpin explores how the entrance of women into U.S. colleges and universities shaped changing ideas about the moral and religious purposes of higher education in unexpected ways, and in turn profoundly shaped American culture.



Do Elephants Have Knees?
And Other Stories of Darwinian Origins
Charles R. Ault
Do Elephants Have Knees? invites readers into serious appreciation of Darwinian histories by deploying the playful thinking found in children's books. Charles R. Ault Jr. weds children's literature to recent research in paleontology and evolutionary biology.



What Universities Can Be
A New Model for Preparing Students for Active Concerned Citizenship and Ethical Leadership
Robert J. Sternberg
In What Universities Can Be, the high-profile educator Robert J. Sternberg writes thoughtfully about the direction of higher education in this country and its potential to achieve future excellence.



The Fight for Local Control
Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy
Campbell F. Scribner
In The Fight for Local Control, Campbell F. Scribner demonstrates how, in the decades after World War II, suburban communities appropriated legacies of rural education to assert their political autonomy and in the process radically changed educational law.



Class and Campus Life
Managing and Experiencing Inequality at an Elite College
Elizabeth M. Lee
In Class and Campus Life, Elizabeth M. Lee shows how class differences are enacted and negotiated by students, faculty, and administrators at an elite liberal arts college for women located in the Northeast.



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