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Contents Introduction Part I: The Origins of Selective Admissions, 1900-1933 1. Elite Education and the Protestant Ethos 2. The Big Three Before Selective Admissions 3. Harvard and the Battle Over Restriction 4. The "Jewish Problem" at Yale and Princeton Part II: The Struggle Over Meritocracy, 1933-1965 5. Harvard's Conant: The Man and His Ideals 6. The Reality of Admissions Under Conant 7. Reluctant Reform Comes to Yale 8. Princeton: The Club Expands Its Membership 9. Wilbur Bender and His Legacy 10. Tradition and Change at Old Nassau 11. Yale: From Insularity to Inclusion Part III: Inclusion and the Persistence of Privilege, 1965-2004 12. Inky Clark, Kingman Brewster and the Revolution at Yale 13. Racial Conflict and the Incorporation of Blacks 14. Coeducation and the Struggle for Gender Equality 15. The Alumni Revolt at Yale and Princeton 16. Diversity, the Bakke Case, and the Defense of Autonomy 17. Money, the Market Ethos, and the Struggle for Position 18. The Battle Over Merit Notes Index
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Universities and colleges -- Atlantic States -- Admission.
Education, Higher -- United States -- History.