Rethinking Campus Life

New Perspectives on the History of College Students in the United States
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Christine A. Ogren
555 g
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Examines the historiography of American college students and the extracurriculum in the thirty years since the publication of Helen Horowitz's Campus Life
1. Introduction: Rethinking Campus Life
2. Trends in the Historiography of American College Student Life: Populations, Organizations, and Behaviors
3. "We Are Not So Easily To Be Overcome": Fraternities on the American College Campus
4. "Mattie Matix" and Prodigal Princes: A Brief History of Drag on College Campuses From the Nineteenth Century to the 1940s
5. "Enthusiasm and Mutual Confidence": Campus Life at State Normal Schools, 1870s-1900s
6. Instruction in Living Beautifully: Social Education and Heterosocializing in White College Sororities
7. The Mexican American Movement
8. Student Activists and Organized Labor
9. New Voices, New Perspectives: Studying the History of Student Life at Community Colleges
10. Activism, Athletics, and Student Life at State Colleges in the 1950s and 1960s
11. Campus Life for Southern Black Students in the Mid-Twentieth Century
12. Higher (Power) Education: Student Life in Evangelical Institutions
13. Conclusion: New Perspectives on Campus Life and Setting the Agenda for Future Research
This edited volume explores the history of student life throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Chapter authors examine the expanding reach of scholarship on the history of college students; the history of underrepresented students, including black, Latino, and LGBTQ students; and student life at state normal schools and their successors, regional colleges and universities, and at community colleges and evangelical institutions. The book also includes research on drag and gender and on student labor activism, and offers new interpretations of fraternity and sorority life. Collectively, these chapters deepen scholarly understanding of students, the diversity of their experiences at an array of institutions, and the campus lives they built.