This chapter seeks to bridge the historiographical gap between urban, suburban, and educational history by demonstrating how these works can inform one another. It highlights major books that have served as the foundations in each field over the past few decades, as well as the rising body of new scholarship that attempts to span the distance between them.
Dougherty, Jack. “Bridging the Gap between Urban, Suburban, And Educational History.” In Rethinking the History of American Education, edited by William Reese and John Rury, 245-259. New York: Palgrave MacMillan Press, 2007. Available from the Trinity College Digital Repository, Hartford, Connecticut (http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu)
Submitted as part of the Cities, Suburbs, and Schools project for the On The Line web-book by Jack Dougherty and colleagues.