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Title The source of the river : the social origins of freshmen at America's selective colleges and universities / Douglas S. Massey ... [and others]
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 283 pages) : illustrations
Contents Puzzle of minority underachievement -- Sample and methodology -- Family origins -- Neighborhood background -- Prior educational experiences -- Social world of high school -- Racial identity and attitudes -- Pathways to preparation -- Sink or swim : the first semester -- Lessons learned
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-277) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Academic achievement -- United States.
College students -- United States -- Social conditions.
Educational equalization -- United States.
Minorities -- Education (Higher) -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Massey, Douglas S.
ISBN 0691113262
1400840767 (electronic bk.)
9781400840762 (electronic bk.)