Andrew Delbanco

Zachary Peckler

Andrew Delbanco

Andrew Delbanco is the Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies at Columbia and President of the Teagle Foundation. (June 2022)

Endowed by Slavery

The history of university coffers suggests a centuries-long conversion of blood money into benefactions.

Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities

by Craig Steven Wilder

Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies

edited by Leslie M. Harris, James T. Campbell, and Alfred L. Brophy

The Princeton Fugitive Slave: The Trials of James Collins Johnson

by Lolita Buckner Inniss

Thomas Jefferson’s Education

by Alan Taylor

Politics and the Past: On Repairing Historical Injustices

edited by John Torpey

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June 23, 2022 issue

John Singleton Copley: John Quincy Adams, 1796

A Great American Hater

Diaries, 1779–1821
Diaries, 1821–1848

by John Quincy Adams, edited by David Waldstreicher

January 17, 2019 issue

Frederick Douglass, Syracuse, New York, July–August 1843; whole-plate daguerreotype by an unknown photographer, from Picturing Frederick Douglass

Mysterious, Brilliant Frederick Douglass

The Lives of Frederick Douglass

by Robert S. Levine

Picturing Frederick Douglass: An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century’s Most Photographed American

by John Stauffer, Zoe Trodd, and Celeste-Marie Bernier

April 7, 2016 issue

Members of the Yale Whiffenpoofs, the oldest collegiate a cappella group in the United States, early 1950s

Our Universities: The Outrageous Reality

The relentlessly rising cost of higher education

Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream

by Suzanne Mettler

The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created a Trillion-Dollar Problem

by Joel Best and Eric Best

Financing American Higher Education in the Era of Globalization

by William Zumeta, David W. Breneman, Patrick M. Callan, and Joni E. Finney

Locus of Authority: The Evolution of Faculty Roles in the Governance of Higher Education

by William G. Bowen and Eugene M. Tobin

Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality

by Elizabeth A. Armstrong and Laura T. Hamilton

Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates

by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa

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July 9, 2015 issue

Engraving by Grandville

The Universities in Trouble

Pioneering Portfolio Management: An Unconventional Approach to Institutional Investment

by David F. Swensen

Tearing Down the Gates: Confronting the Class Divide in American Education

by Peter Sacks

Creating a Class: College Admissions and the Education of Elites

by Mitchell L. Stevens

Fulfilling the Commitment: Recommendations for Reforming Federal Student Aid in Brief

by Sandy Baum, Michael McPherson, and others

Trends in College Spending: Where Does the Money Come From? Where Does It Go?

by Jane V. Wellman and others

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May 14, 2009 issue

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