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"For those with an interest in higher education, whether a graduate student, a researcher, or a faculty member, this is a fascinating book... The work provides a wealth of useful information that will find regular use in academic libraries. It is highly recommended."

"The primary purpose of this collection is to provide illustrative material for the readers of the textbook, but because of the nature of the documents, the book is of interest in its own right."

"John Thelin is the ideal scholar to create this volume of documents, and not only because his careful scholarship in creating A History has given him a depth that few other senior scholars possess. He is also an acute scholar of archival issues, as is apparent in the introduction to this book and in his short introductions to each of the documents. By commenting on the template of questions he employs in reviewing each document, he demonstrates—and teaches his readers—a thoughtful approach to assessing and analyzing documentary materials. His own writing about those archival issues (cited in the new volume) is a testament to his leadership in helping our field assess its status and the issues surrounding documentation."

"The history of American higher education has been shaped by a great number and variety of actors and influences, each of which is ably represented and explained in Thelin's compendium Essential Documents. The volume is more than a handy reference guide for the library's or the professor's bookshelf; it is a wonderful teaching tool, employing a wide lens, to help develop those studying and writing about the history of American colleges and universities to gain a more complete understanding of these important institutions."

"John Thelin's taste in making these selections reflects his extraordinary grasp of American higher education."

Essential Documents in the History of American Higher Education
Publication Date: 6 Jul 2021
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 440 pages
Illustrations: 7 b&w illus.
ISBN: 9781421441467