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Author Karabel, Jerome.
Title The chosen : the hidden history of admission and exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton / Jerome Karabel.
Published Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2006.
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 Floor3  LB2351.3.A85 K37 2006    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st Mariner Books ed.
Description viii, 711 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [676]-682) and index.
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..
Summary 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.
Subject Universities and colleges -- Atlantic States -- Admission.
Education, Higher -- United States -- History.
ISBN 9780618773558
OCLC number 819469504