The History of Education (1969-1973)

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In the first years after its founding, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies focused on the history of education.

Topics Included:

  • Resistance to education of the masses
  • The impact of industrialization on educational systems
  • Social control
  • Apprenticeship
  • Education reform
  • The relationship between religion and secular education
  • Public vs. private
  • Class mobility
  • The history of Black education
  • The transmission of culture
  • Science and education
  • Military education
  • Modernization and economic growth

Davis Center Fellows


  • Patrick L. Alston, Bowling Green State University
  • Robert L. Church, Northwestern University
  • Richard L. Kagan, Johns Hopkins University
  • Sheldon Rothblatt, University of California, Berkeley


  • Konrad Hugo Jarausch, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Donald W. Light, Rutgers University
  • James K. McConica, University of St. Michael's College
  • James McLachlan, Yale University
  • Nicholas T. Phillipson, University of Edinburgh
  • Richard Seabold, Emory University


  • Patrick J. Harrigan, University of Waterloo
  • Carl F. Kaestle, University of Wisconsin
  • Peter Lundgreen, Universitaet Bielefeld


  • David F. Allmendinger, Jr., University of Delaware
  • Guy Howard Miller, University of Texas at Austin
  • Gerald Strauss, Indiana University
  • Illan (Selwyn) Troen, Ben-Gurion University of Negev
  • Arthur Zilversmit, Lake Forest College

Shelby Cullom Davis Center Volume

Schooling and Society: Studies in the History of Education Edited by Lawrence StoneSchooling and Society: Studies in the History of Education

Edited by Lawrence Stone
Copyright 1976 The Johns Hopkins University Press


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