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The Resource Going to college in the sixties, John R. Thelin ; foreword by Michael A. Olivas

Going to college in the sixties, John R. Thelin ; foreword by Michael A. Olivas

Label
Going to college in the sixties
Title
Going to college in the sixties
Statement of responsibility
John R. Thelin ; foreword by Michael A. Olivas
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Picture going to college in the sixties: the protests and marches, the teach-ins and sit-ins, the drugs, sex, and rock n' roll-hip, electric, psychedelic. Not so fast, says bestselling historian John R. Thelin. Even at radicalized campuses, volatile student demonstrations coexisted with the "business as usual" of a flagship state university: athletics, fraternities and sororities, and student government. In Going to College in the Sixties, Thelin reinterprets the campus world shaped during one of the most dramatic decades in American history. Reconstructing all phases of the college experience, Thelin explores how students competed for admission, paid for college in an era before Pell Grants, dealt with crowded classes and dormitories, voiced concerns about the curriculum, grappled with new tensions in big-time college sports, and overcame discrimination. Thelin augments his anecdotal experience with a survey of landmark state and federal policies and programs shaping higher education; a chronological look at media coverage of college campuses over the course of the decade; and an account of institutional changes in terms of curricula and administration. Combining student memoirs, campus publications, oral histories, and newsreels, along with archival sources and institutional records, the book goes beyond facile stereotypes about going to school in the sixties. Grounded in social and political history, with a scope that will appeal both to a new generation of scholars and to alumni of the era, this engaging book allows readers to consider "going to college" in both the past and the present
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thelin, John R.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Higher
  • Universities and colleges
  • College students
  • Nineteen sixties
  • College students
  • Education, Higher
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Universities and colleges
  • United States
  • EDUCATION / Higher
Label
Going to college in the sixties, John R. Thelin ; foreword by Michael A. Olivas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Rediscovering the 1960s in American higher education
  • College prep : crowding and competition for admission
  • The knowledge industry : the higher education establishment
  • Student activities and activism : collegiate culture to counterculture
  • Colleges and curriculum : continuity and change in academics
  • College sports : big games and big problems
  • Conclusion : the new city of intellect
Control code
1029074945
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 198 pages
Isbn
9781421426815
Lccn
2018007460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1029074945
Label
Going to college in the sixties, John R. Thelin ; foreword by Michael A. Olivas
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Rediscovering the 1960s in American higher education
  • College prep : crowding and competition for admission
  • The knowledge industry : the higher education establishment
  • Student activities and activism : collegiate culture to counterculture
  • Colleges and curriculum : continuity and change in academics
  • College sports : big games and big problems
  • Conclusion : the new city of intellect
Control code
1029074945
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 198 pages
Isbn
9781421426815
Lccn
2018007460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1029074945

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