These essay reviews all deal with American educational history. Laurence Veysey evaluates Martin Duberman's account of Black Mountain College, while Harold and Mildred Coy review Raymond and Charlotte Koch's consideration of Commonwealth College. Both Black Mountain and Commonwealth were ambitious experiments in higher education that,with very different intentions, organization, and personnel, flourished and failed in the past fifty years. Marvin Lazeron analyzes several works of the revisionist educational historians. He sees their work as an outgrowth of criticism of present-day schooling and a response to more general reinterpretations of American history.

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