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The chosen : the hidden history of admission and exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton

Author: Jerome Karabel
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author presents the findings of his survey of admissions at Princeton, revealing a century of exclusion that cuts to the core of the American experience, while raising questions about the stratification of higher education in America.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome Karabel
OCLC Number: 1029285332
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 711 pages : illustrations)
Contents: Part I: The origins of selective admissions, 1900-1933 --
Elite education and the protestant ethos --
The big three before selective admissions --
Harvard and the battle over restriction --
The "Jewish problem" at Yale and Princeton --
Part II: The struggle over meritocracy, 1933-1965 --
Harvard's Conant: the man and his ideals --
The reality of admissions under Conant --
Reluctant reform comes to Yale --
Princeton: the club expands its membership --
Wilbur Bender and his legacy --
Tradition and change at old Nassau --
Yale: from insularity to inclusion --
Part III: Inclusion and the persistence of privilege, 1965-2005 --
Inky Clark, Kingman Brewster and the revolution at Yale --
Racial conflict and the incorporation of Blacks --
Coeducation and the struggle for gender equality --
The alumni revolt at Yale and Princeton --
Diversity, the Bakke case, and the defense of autonomy --
Money, the market ethos, and the struggle for position --
The battle over merit.
Responsibility: Jerome Karabel.
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The author presents the findings of his survey of admissions at Princeton, revealing a century of exclusion that cuts to the core of the American experience, while raising questions about the stratification of higher education in America.

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