Tentative Bibliography for Core Course 2:

The Historical Context of Urban Education: Race, Class, Gender, Ethnicity and Religion

[revised March 2000]


Adams, Henry. The Education of Henry Adams: an Autobiography.  NY: The Heritage Press, 1942 [original copyright 1918].


Anderson, James D. The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935.  Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1988.


Bailyn, Bernard. Education in the Forming of American Society: Needs and Opportunities for Study. Chapel Hill, NY: University of North Carolina Press, 1960.


Banks, James A., ed. Multicultural education, Transformative Knowledge and Action: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. NY: Teachers College Press, 1996.


Beatty, Barbara. Preschool Education in America: The Culture of Young Children from the Colonial Era to the Present.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.


Best, John Hardin, ed. Historical Inquiry in Education: A Research Agenda.  Washington, D.C.: The American Educational Research Association, 1983.


Bowles, Samuel and Herbert Gintis. Schooling in Capitalist America: Educational Reform and the Contradictions of Economic Life. NY: Basic Books, 1976.


Boylan, Anne M. Sunday School: the formation of an American institution, 1790-1880. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988.


Brumberg, Stephan F. Going to America, Going to School: The Jewish Immigrant Public School Encounter in Turn-of-the-Century New York City. NY: Praeger, 1986.


Callahan, Raymond E. Education and the Cult of Efficiency: A Study of the Social Forces that have shaped the administration of the Public Schools. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962.


Carnoy, Martin. Education as Cultural Imperialism. NY: David McKay Co., Inc., 1974.


Cremin, Lawrence A. American Education: the Colonial Experience, 1607-1783. NY: Harper & Row, 1970.


Cremin, Lawrence A. American Education: The Metropolitan Experience, 1876-1980. NY: Harper & Row, 1988.


Cremin, Lawrence A. American Education: The National Experience, 1783-1876. NY: Harper & Row, 1980.


Cremin, Lawrence A. The Transformation of the School: Progressivism in American Education, 1876-1957. NY: Vintage Books, 1961.


DuBois, W.E.B. Souls of Black Folk.  NY: Vintage Books, 1990 (original c., 1903).


Elson, Ruth Miller. Guardians of Tradition: American Schoolbooks of the Nineteenth Century. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1964.


Foster, Michele. Black Teachers on Teaching.  NY: New Press, 1997.


Goodenow, Ronald K. and Diane Ravitch, eds. Schools in Cities. NY: Holmes & Meier, 1983.


Hammack, David C. Power And Society: Greater New York at the Turn of the Century. NY: Russell Sage Foundation, 1982.


Harlan, Lewis. Booker T. Washington: The Making of a Black Leader, 1856-1901.  NY: Oxford University Press, 1972.


Haymes, Stephen Nathan. Race, Culture and the City. A Pedagogy for Black Urban Struggle. NY: SUNY Press, 1995.


Hiner, Ray N., and Joseph M. Hawes, eds. Growing Up in America: Children in Historical Perspective.  Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1985.


Kaestle, Carl. The Evolution of an Urban School System: New York City, 1750-1850.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1973.


Kaestle, Carl F.  Pillars of the Republic: Common Schools and American Society, 1780-1860. NY: Hill and Wang, 1983.


Kaestle, Carl F., Helen Damon-Moore, Lawrence C. Stedman, Katherine Tinsley and William V. Trollinger, Jr.  Literacy in the United States: Readers and Reading since 1880.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991.


Karrier, Clarence J. ed.  Shaping the American Education State: 1900 to the present.  NY: The Free Press, 1975.


Katz, Michael B.  Class, Bureaucracy, and Schools: The Illusion of Educational Change in America.  NY: Praeger Publishers, 1971.


Katz, Michael B., ed. Education in American History: Readings on the Social Issues. NY: Praeger Publishers, 1973.


Katz, Michael. Improving Poor People: The Welfare State, the “underclass,” and Urban Schools as History. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995.


Kliebard, Herbert. Struggle for the American Curriculum: 1893-1958. Boston: Routledge Kagan Paul, 1986.


Kluger, Richard. Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America’s Struggle for Equality. NY: Vintage Books, 1977.


Labaree, David F. The Making of an American High School: The Credentials Market and the Central High School of Philadelphia, 1838-1939. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988.


Leloudis, James L. Schooling the New South. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1996.


Lerner, Gerda, ed. Black Women in White America. NY: Vintage Books, 1992 (original c., 1972).


Levine, Lawrence W. Black Culture and Black Consciousness: African American Folk Thought from Slavery to Freedom: NY: Oxford University Press, 1977.


Lewis, David Lemring. W.E.B. DuBois, Biography of a Race, 1868-1910. NY: Henry Holt and Co., 1993.


Litwack, Leon F. Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.


Marable, Manning. Race Reform and Rebellion: The Second Reconstruction in Black America (1945-1990). Jackson, Miss.: University of Mississippi Press, 1991.


McCarthy, Cameron and . Warren, eds. Race Identity and Representation in Education. NY: Routledge, 1993.


Mirel, Jeffrey. The Rise and Fall of an Urban School System. Ann Arbor MI: University of Michigan Press, 1993.


Monaghan, E. Jennifer. A Common Heritage: Noah Webster’s Blue-Back Speller. Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1983.


Nasaw, David. Schooled to Order: A Social History of Public Schooling in the United States.

NY: Oxford University Press, 1979.


Orfeld, Garry and Susan E. Eaton and the Harvard Project on School Desegregation. Dismantling Segregation: The Quiet Reversal of Brown vs. the Board of Education.  NY: The New Press, 1996.

Palmer, Archie Emerson. The New York Public School; being a history of free education in the city of New York. (Introduction by Seth Low). NY: The MacMillan Co., 1905.


Pearlmann, Joel. Ethnic Differences: Schooling and Social Structure Among the Irish, Italians, Jews and Blacks in an American City, 1880-1935.  NY: Cambridge University Press, 1988.


Peterson, Paul E. The Politics of School Reform, 1870-1940.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985.


Ravitch, Diane. The Great School Wars: New York City, 1805-1973. A History of the Public Schools as Battlefield of Social Change. NY: Basic Books, 1974.


Ravitch, Diane and Maris A Vinovskis, eds., Learning from the Past: What History Teaches Us About School Reform. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.


Ravitch, Diane, and Ronald K Goodenow, eds. Educating and Urban People: The New York City Experience. NY: Teachers College Press, 1981.


Reese, William J. The Origins of the American High School. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1995.


Rousmaniere, Kate. “City Teachers: Teaching in New York City Schools in the 1920s. Ph.D. Dissertation, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Columbia University, 1992


Rury, John L. Education and Women’s Work: Female Schooling and the Division of Labor in Urban America, 1870-1930. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1991.


Sizer, Theodore R., ed.  Religion and Public Education.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1967.


Tyack, David and Larry Cuban. Tinkering Toward Utopia: A Century of Public School Reform. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995.


Tyack, David, Robert Lowe and Elisabeth Hansot.  Public Schools in Hard Times: The Great Depression and Recent Years.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1984.


Tyack, David & Elisabeth Hansot, Learning Together: A History of Coeducation in American Public Schools. NY: Russell Sage Foundation, 1992 (originally pub. By Yale U. Press & Russell Sage Foundation, 1990).


Tyack, David.  The One Best System: A History of American Education.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1974.


Weis, Lois and Michelle Fine, eds. Beyond Silenced Voices: class, race and gender in United States Schools. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1993.


Williams, Patricia. The Alchemy of Race and Rights. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 1991.

Woodson, Carter G. The Mis-Education of the Negro.  Washington, D.C. :Associated Publishers, 1969 (original c., 1933).