You may also enjoy Joseph F. Kett, The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: From Self-Improvement to Adult Education in America (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994).
H-Education seeks to link participants with shared interests in the history of education, broadly defined as a recognized field covering both formal and informal institutions and processes regarding teaching and learning. We anticipate that our audience will consist of university professors, independent scholars, educators, and graduate students, from diverse fields of study.
Lawrence Cremin's three large tomes provide information on education outside of formal schooling. He uses the "paideia" concept to cover his expansive view. Unschooling wasn't a term when he wrote, but he deals with public libraries and informal places/groups.
Bridging Gaps: Where is the Critic in Television Journalism?
The editorial and advisory board of H-Education wants to recognize and congratulate newly-minted PhDs and EdDs and others who have taken for their research interest topics in educational history. All of the following dissertations/theses were by scholars completing PhDs or EdDs (or equivalent doctoral degrees) in 2016-17, according to the ProQuest database.