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Author Lemann, Nicholas.

Title The big test : the secret history of the American meritocracy / Nicholas Lemann
Edition First revised paperback edition
Published New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000

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 MELB  371.2620973 Lem/Btt 2000  TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
Description 406 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Bk. 1. The Moral Equivalent of Religion -- 1. Henry Chauncey's Idea -- 2. The Glass Slipper -- 3. Native Intelligence -- 4. The Natural Aristocracy -- 5. Victory -- 6. IQ Joe -- 7. The Census of One Ability -- 8. The Standard Gauge -- 9. In the System -- 10. Meritocracy -- Bk. 2. The Master Plan -- 11. Rah! Rah! Rah! -- 12. Chauncey at Yale -- 13. The Negro Problem -- 14. The Fall of Clark Kerr -- 15. The Invention of the Asian-American -- 16. Mandarins -- 17. The Weak Spot -- 18. Working -- 19. The Fall of William Turnbull -- Bk. 3. The Guardians -- 20. Behind the Curtain -- 21. Berkeley Squeezed -- 22. Molly's Crisis -- 23. The Case of Winton Manning -- 24. Surprise Attack -- 25. No Retreat -- 26. The Fundis and the Realos -- 27. Changing Sides -- 28. Defeat -- Afterword to the Paperback Edition: A Real Meritocracy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [352]-390) and index
Subject Chauncey, Henry, 1905-2002.
Educational Testing Service -- History.
Educational tests and measurements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Ability -- United States -- Testing -- History -- 20th century.
Intelligence tests -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Elite (Social sciences) -- United States.
LC no. 2001268120
ISBN 0374527512