Today's vocational education professionals need to keep current in the materials they use to help tomorrow's workers. However, the history of vocational education has remained blurred in thousands of pages of reports, magazine articles, and other organized literature. But now Howard Gordon has achieved a milestone by writing a comprehensive and insightful book chronicling the history of vocational education. including its growth and transformation in American society. Howard Gordon, historian of the American Vocational Education Research Association, presents a unique book that has long been missing in the field of vocational education. This book details the history and growth of vocational education in the United States, from its roots in European educational theory to its refinement by Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois to its mounting importance for technological workforce preparation in the twenty-first century. The author presents in-depth study of the legislation and theory that shaped vocational education in the United States. Also included are the contributions of women and African-Americans. Historians, teachers, vocational education professionals, and others interested in the topic.