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The Resource "Keep the damned women out" : the struggle for coeducation, Nancy Weiss Malkiel

"Keep the damned women out" : the struggle for coeducation, Nancy Weiss Malkiel

Label
"Keep the damned women out" : the struggle for coeducation
Title
"Keep the damned women out"
Title remainder
the struggle for coeducation
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Weiss Malkiel
Title variation
Keep the damned women out
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As the tumultuous decade of the 1960s ended, a number of very traditional, very conservative, highly prestigious colleges and universities in the United States and the United Kingdom decided to go coed, seemingly all at once, in a remarkably brief span of time. Coeducation met with fierce resistance. As one alumnus put it in a letter to his alma mater, "Keep the damned women out." Focusing on the complexities of institutional decision making, this book tells the story of this momentous era in higher education--revealing how coeducation was achieved not by organized efforts of women activists, but through strategic decisions made by powerful men. In America, Ivy League schools like Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Dartmouth began to admit women; in Britain, several of the men's colleges at Cambridge and Oxford did the same. What prompted such fundamental change? How was coeducation accomplished in the face of such strong opposition? How well was it implemented? Nancy Weiss Malkiel explains that elite institutions embarked on coeducation not as a moral imperative but as a self-interest means of maintaining a first-rate applicant pool. She explores the challenges of planning for the academic and non-academic lives of newly admitted women, and shows how, with the exception of Mary Ingraham Bunting at Radcliffe, every decision maker leading the charge for coeducation was male. Drawing on unprecedented archival research, [this book] is a breathtaking work of scholarship that is certain to be the definitive book on the subject. -- Inside jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Malkiel, Nancy Weiss
Dewey number
371.822
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC1756
LC item number
.M26 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Coeducation
  • Coeducation
  • Universities and colleges
  • Universities and colleges
  • College administrators
  • College administrators
  • Coeducation
  • College administrators
  • Universities and colleges
  • Women
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
"Keep the damned women out" : the struggle for coeducation, Nancy Weiss Malkiel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 646 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691172996
Lccn
2016008822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2734180
  • (OCoLC)948360697
  • (OCoLC)ocn948360697
  • 2727980
  • 2734180
Label
"Keep the damned women out" : the struggle for coeducation, Nancy Weiss Malkiel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 646 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691172996
Lccn
2016008822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2734180
  • (OCoLC)948360697
  • (OCoLC)ocn948360697
  • 2727980
  • 2734180

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