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Re: Origins of Textbook Writing as "Service" in Higher Education?

I wonder if this is touched upon in Barry Joyce's 2015 book, The First U.S. History Textbooks: Constructing and Disseminating the American Tale in the Nineteenth Century.

Our book history colleagues over at SHARP (The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing) may be able to shed some light on this too.



'1968 and its legacies', King's College London, 8 May - 17 June, 2018

8 MAY - 17 JUNE 2018
King’s College London is hosting a major international and interdisciplinary series of workshops, film screenings, and a symposium to mark the 50th anniversary of the progressive mass protests of 1968, the counterculture which surrounded them, and their continuing influence today.
**Registration is now open.**
WORKSHOPS, every Tuesday, May 8th through June 12th, 2018

Origins of Textbook Writing as "Service" in Higher Education?

There may be a simple answer to his question lying around somewhere, but if so I haven't found it.  At what point(s) did institutions of higher education, especially those engaged in scholarly research, begin to distinguish between original research published in academic presses and the authorship of works either for the general public or for schools published in the trade press?  Perhaps I am not phrasing this as precisely as I could, but I have a feeling that subscribers to H-Education will catch what I'm referring to.  The distinction lives in research universities' promotion and tenure