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Good, but not great, history of American colleges
on December 1, 2000
Lucas provides a brief overview of highlights in American college history but he fails to go into enough depth on most topics. There are a number of minor irritations as well, such as the inaccurate index. Three excellent texts to consider instead are: "The American College and University, A History" by Frederick Rudolph; "Higher Education in Transition, A History of American Colleges and Universities" by Brubacher and Rudy; and the two volume collection "American Higher Education, A Documentary History" edited by Hofstadter and Smith.