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Wheatle, Katherine I. E. – American Educational History Journal, 2019
Historical writings about the Morrill Land-Grant Acts are not free from promoting unbiased, dominant ideas about the laws' reach and intentions. The Morrill Acts were major legislation, but they did not signify the entitlement of every citizen; their successes for Black students, communities, and colleges were meager. This study makes common cause…
Descriptors: Race, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Stewart, Dafina-Lazarus – American Educational History Journal, 2017
A group of private liberal arts colleges in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana, formed a voluntary association called the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) in 1962 based on their self-perceived shared interests and missions. These institutions included Albion College, Antioch College, Denison University, DePauw University, Earlham College, Hope…
Descriptors: African American Students, College Students, Educational Experience, Educational History
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Tsang, Tiffany Lee – American Educational History Journal, 2015
Histories of education in America often discuss how concerns over women's health influenced public opinion on women's participation in higher education in the late nineteenth century. However, these histories almost exclusively focus on literature produced by the medical community--literature claiming that rigorous academic study was detrimental…
Descriptors: Females, United States History, Higher Education, Public Opinion
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Graves, Karen – American Educational History Journal, 2014
The "Bakke" decision marked a turning point in higher education. Tested again most recently in "Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin," affirmative action policy remains in place even as the Roberts Court shakes its foundation by demanding a degree of administrative oversight not pursued by previous Courts. In spite of…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Affirmative Action, Higher Education, Disproportionate Representation
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Webb, Rhonda K.; Bohan, Chara Haeussler – American Educational History Journal, 2014
During the aftermath of the First Red Scare in the 1930s and during the early stages of the Cold War in the 1940s, the United States engaged in a great national effort to preserve and protect its capitalist system from international rival--the communist Soviet Union. In the American South, states such as Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama faced a…
Descriptors: United States History, Racial Segregation, Racial Discrimination, Public Education
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Walton, Andrea – American Educational History Journal, 2009
In the post-World War II era, efforts to improve the accessibility and quality of higher education rose to prominence in US educational debates and policymaking. In retrospect, a confluence of factors helped to forge this growing social consensus about the need to create educational opportunity and to diversify the nation's colleges and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Role of Education, National Security, Group Behavior
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Ryan, Ann Marie – American Educational History Journal, 2006
Catholic high schools in Chicago came onto the educational landscape in significant number in the 1920s, a critical time period in American educational history. In an era focused on efficiency and compulsory schooling, Catholic high schools organized themselves to meet the legal statutes affecting them directly and those that would govern their…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Urban Schools, High Schools, Social Mobility