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The Experts' War on Poverty

by Romain D. Huret & John Angell Cornell University Press (October 15, 2018)

In the critically acclaimed La Fin de la Pauverté, Romain D. Huret identifies a network of experts who were dedicated to the post-World War II battle against poverty in the United States. John Angell’s translation...


Heading Out

by Terence Young Cornell University Press (June 01, 2017)

Who are the real campers? Through-hiking backpackers traversing the Appalachian Trail? The family in an SUV making a tour of national parks and sleeping in tents at campgrounds? People committed to the RV lifestyle...


Two Weeks Every Summer

by Tobin Miller Shearer Cornell University Press (April 11, 2017)

Two Weeks Every Summer, which is based on extensive oral history interviews with former guests, hosts, and administrators in Fresh Air programs, opens a new chapter in the history of race in the United States...


For the Common Good

by Charles Dorn Cornell University Press (May 15, 2017)

Are colleges and universities in a period of unprecedented disruption? Is a bachelor's degree still worth the investment? Are the humanities coming to an end? What, exactly, is higher education good for?

In For...


A New Moral Vision

by Andrea L. Turpin Cornell University Press (August 25, 2016)

In A New Moral Vision, Andrea L. Turpin explores how the entrance of women into U.S. colleges and universities shaped changing ideas about the moral and religious purposes of higher education in unexpected ways,...


The Fight for Local Control

by Campbell F. Scribner Cornell University Press (May 12, 2016)

Throughout the twentieth century, local control of school districts was one of the most contentious issues in American politics. As state and federal regulation attempted to standardize public schools, conservatives...


Armed with Expertise

by Joy Rohde Cornell University Press (August 01, 2013)

During the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon launched a controversial counterinsurgency program called the Human Terrain System. The program embedded social scientists within military...


An education in politics

by Jesse H. Rhodes Cornell University Press (April 21, 2012)

Since the early 1990s, the federal role in education-exemplified by the controversial No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)-has expanded dramatically. Yet states and localities have retained a central role in education...


Merit

by Joseph Kett Cornell University Press

The idea that citizens' advancement should depend exclusively on merit, on qualities that deserve reward rather than on bloodlines or wire-pulling, was among the Founding ideals of the American republic, Joseph...


Rochdale Village

by Peter Eisenstadt Cornell University Press

From 1963 to 1965 roughly 6,000 families moved into Rochdale Village, at the time the world's largest housing cooperative, in southeastern Queens, New York. The moderate-income cooperative attracted families...