The American College in the Nineteenth Century

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  • Edition: 19th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-03-01
  • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc

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Roger L. Geigerís collection of essays and interpretive introduction shows the growth of colleges in America over the nineteenth century, from eighteen schools at the beginning of the century to 450 Universities by the end, which transformed the life of the nation.

Author Biography

Roger L. Geiger is professor and head of the Higher Education Program at Pennsylvania State University

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction 1(36)
New Themes in the History of Nineteenth-Century College
Roger L. Geiger
Curriculum and Enrollment
Assessing the Popularity of Antebellum Colleges
David B. Potts
The Rights of Man and the Rites of Youth
Fraternity and Riot at Eighteenth-Century Harvard
Leon Jackson
College As It Was in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Roger L. Geiger with Julie Ann Bubolz
``We Desired Our Future Rulers to Be Educated Men''
South Carolina College, the Defense of Slavery, and the Development of Secessionist Politics
Michael Sugrue
Agency, Denominations, and the Western Colleges, 1830-1860
Some Connections between Evangelicalism and American Higher Education
James Findlay
The Era of Multipurpose Colleges in American Higher Education, 1850-1890
Roger L. Geiger
The Rise and Fall of Useful Knowledge
Higher Education for Science, Agriculture, and the Mechanic Arts, 1850-1875
Roger L. Geiger
``A Salutary Rivalry''
The Growth of Higher Education for Women in Oxford, Ohio, 1855-1867
Margaret A. Nash
The ``Superior Instruction of Women,'' 1836-1890
Roger L. Geiger
Noah Porter Writ Large?
Reflections on the Modernization of American Higher Education and Its Critics, 1866-1916
Peter Dobkin Hall
The German Model and the Graduate School
The University of Michigan and the Origin Myth of the American University
James Turner
Paul Bernard
A ``Curious Working of Cross Purposes'' in the Founding of the University of Chicago
Willard J. Pugh
The Crisis of the Old Order
The Colleges in the 1890s
Roger L. Geiger
Notes 277(76)
Select Bibliography 353(6)
Index 359

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