History of Education
The Jazz Problem
How jazz spurred a generational debate that reshaped American culture.
The Other American Dilemma
Examines how Mexican Americans experienced “unofficial” Jim Crow inside and outside the American education system, and how they used the courts, Mexican Consul, and other resources to challenge that discrimination.
Examines the role of African American educators in the Birmingham civil rights movement.
The Lure of Literacy
Examines proposals for freshman composition’s abolition and reform while providing a new model for courses.
Ernest L. Boyer
Assesses the challenges plaguing our higher education system through selections of Ernest L. Boyer’s writings
Documents a volatile and productive moment in the development of film studies.
A Rhetoric of Remnants
Examines the rhetoric in and around the New York State Asylum for Idiots in Syracuse, New York from 1854 to 1884.
Inside Ocean Hill–Brownsville
The story of an Ocean Hill–Brownsville teacher who crossed picket lines during the racially charged New York City teachers’ strike of 1968.
The Principal's Office
The first comprehensive history of principals in the United States.
Running on Empty
Explores how Southampton College went from “the jewel in the university crown” to an “albatross around the university neck. ”
Farmingdale State College
Fascinating history of the oldest public college on Long Island.
Faithful to the Task at Hand
The story of Lucy Diggs Slowe, a pioneering African American figure in sports and education
The inspiring history of NYSUT, New York State’s largest union, and a powerful progressive force in the state and in the country.
At Home in the World
Explores how Darwin’s theory of human nature can inform educational philosophy.
SUNY at Sixty
The comprehensive history of the State University of New York system.
California in a Time of Excellence
Follows California’s efforts at reforming the public school system from 1983 to the present.
The War That Wasn't
An ambitious and timely look at the role of religion in New York State's early public schools.
Thought Knows No Sex
Grounded in student experiences at nineteenth-century Alfred University, this social history explores the origins of women’s higher education and the rural roots of reform.
Teacher and Comrade
A biographical/narrative study of oppression, racism, and resistance in twentieth-century South Africa through the life of Richard Dudley, a teacher/politico.
Stories of the Eight-Year Study
An in-depth analysis of one of the most important educational experiments of the twentieth century.
Burning Down the House
A riveting analysis of the struggle to eliminate affirmative action at the University of California.
The first book-length biography of Margaret Haley (1861–1939) focuses on her political vision, her activities as a public school activist, and her life as a charismatic woman leader.
Curriculum for Utopia
This book examines the relationship between contemporary forms of critical theory and social reconstructionism, as they relate and contribute to the construction of a radical theory of education. It illustrates ...