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  • The Gold and the Blue: A Personal Memoir of the University of California, 1949?1967by Clark Kerr

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 42.00

    The Los Angeles Times called the first volume of The Gold and the Blue "a major contribution to our understanding of American research universities." This second of two volumes continues the story of one of the last century's most influential figures in higher education. A leading visionary, architect, leader, and fighter for the University of... more...

  • Constructing Black Education at Oberlin Collegeby Roland M. Baumann

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 51.99

    A richly illustrated volume presenting a comprehensive history of the education of African American students at Oberlin College. more...

  • Hip Hop Geniusby Sam Seidel; George Clinton; Herbert Kohl

    R&L Education 2011; US$ 13.99

    In Hip Hop Genius, Sam Seidel introduces an iteration of hip-hop education that goes far beyond the usual approach of studying rap music as classroom content and looks instead at deeply honoring the knowledge of urban students. more...

  • Semisweetby Johnny O'Brien

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 33.99

    In a riveting and haunting account, Johnny O?Brien tells a universal story about the vulnerability of needy children, describes the madness that consumed his beloved brother, explores the cruelty of bullies ? both young and old, exposes the corrupting influence of money, and shows how the Milton Hershey School continues its sacred mission of saving... more...

  • A Mansion's Memoriesby Mary Chapman Mathews; Chip Cooper

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    An engaging history of The University of Alabama President’s Mansion   As part of The University of Alabama’s 175th anniversary celebration (2006), the new edition of A Mansion’s Memories includes details of the tenures of the four presidents who have served since the Mathews term. Profusely illustrated with 69 black-and-white... more...

  • Public Universities and Regional Growthby Martin Kenney; David Mowery

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Public Universities and Regional Growth examines evolutions in research and innovation at six University of California campuses. Each chapter presents a deep, historical analysis that traces the dynamic interaction between particular campuses and regional firms in industries that range from biotechnology, scientific instruments, and semiconductors,... more...

  • Saving Alma Materby James C. Garland

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    America’s public universities educate 80% of our nation’s college students. But in the wake of rising demands on state treasuries, changing demographics, growing income inequality, and legislative indifference, many of these institutions have fallen into decline. Tuition costs have skyrocketed, class sizes have gone up, the number of... more...

  • Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentuckyby Eric A. Moyen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 35.00

    In 1917, fifty-two years after its founding, the University of Kentucky faced stagnation, financial troubles, and disturbing reports of nepotism, resulting in a leadership crisis. A special committee investigated the institution and issued a report calling for a massive transformation of the university, including the hiring of a new president who... more...

  • Berea Collegeby Shannon H. Wilson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2006; US$ 35.00

    Berea College's spiritual motto, "God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth," has shaped the institution's unique culture and programs since its founding in 1855. Founder John G. Fee, an ardent abolitionist, held fast to the radical vision of a college and a community committed to interracial education, to the Appalachian region, and to the... more...

  • The New Southern Universityby Charles J. Holden

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 50.00

    Established in 1789, the University of North Carolina is the oldest public university in the nation. UNC's reputation as one of the South's leading institutions has drawn some of the nation's leading educators and helped it become a model of the modern American university. However, the school's location in the country's most conservative region presented... more...