The History of American Higher Education: Learning and Culture from the Founding to World War II

The History of American Higher Education: Learning and Culture from the Founding to World War II


This publication tells the compelling saga of yankee better schooling from the founding of Harvard collage in 1636 to the outbreak of global struggle II. the main in-depth and authoritative historical past of the topic on hand, The historical past of yankee better Education strains how schools and universities have been formed via the moving impacts of tradition, the emergence of recent profession possibilities, and the unrelenting development of knowledge.

Roger Geiger, arguably modern top historian of yank greater schooling, vividly describes how colonial schools built a unified but diversified academic culture in a position to weathering the social upheaval of the Revolution in addition to the evangelical fervor of the second one nice Awakening. He exhibits how the nature of school schooling in numerous areas diverged considerably within the years best as much as the Civil War--for instance, the kingdom universities of the antebellum South have been ruled by means of the sons of planters and their culture--and how larger schooling was once later revolutionized by means of the land-grant move, the expansion of educational professionalism, and the transformation of campus existence through scholars. through the start of the second one global struggle, the normal American college had taken form, environment the level for the postwar schooling boom.

Breathtaking in scope and wealthy in narrative aspect, The background of yankee larger Education is the main entire single-volume historical past of the origins and improvement of of upper schooling within the United States.

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