Contains the keyword Education--United States--History
"In contemporary American culture, 'the conservative 1950s' have become something of a cliche. Hartman's smart book gives new historical substance to the term, showing us how--and why--our schools turned Right during the Cold War. Even better, he makes us question whether the schools ever really turned back. The 'conservative 1950s' might still be with us, in more ways than we are willing to admit." -- Jonathan Zimmerman, Professor of Education and History, New York University
"This book provides a comprehensive review of scholarship in the history of American education during the period since the revisionists turned the field upside down in the 1960s and 70s. Its able authors display the rich diversity of issues and approaches that have characterized the field in the last 30 years." -- David F. Labaree, Professor of Education, Stanford University
"In his latest investigation of how history helps illuminate contemporary concerns about the nature and character of America‚Äôs schools, William Reese explores the rise of public schools in the nineteenth century, the evolution of private school alternatives, and ongoing debates about modern schooling and reform. Americans have long invested considerable time, energy, and emotion in their schools, both private and public, and Reese's historical overview helps explain why."