The chosen : the hidden history of admission and exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton / Jerome Karabel.
- 1st Mariner books ed.
- Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2006.
viii, 711 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Universities and colleges -- Atlantic States -- Admission.
Education, Higher -- United States -- History.
Universities and colleges -- Admission.
United States -- Atlantic States.
- 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.
- 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.
- "A Mariner book".
Originally published: 2005.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 676-682) and index.
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