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Gentlemen and scholars : college and community in the "Age of the University"

Author: William Bruce Leslie
Publisher: New Brunswick : Transaction Publishers, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The period from the American Civil War to World War I has been called "the age of the university," suggesting that colleges, in contrast to universities, were static institutions out of touch with  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Bruce Leslie
ISBN: 1412804582 9781412804585
OCLC Number: 58789406
Notes: "With a new introduction by the author."
Description: xxxiv, 284 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Four colleges and their communities --
Colleges and communities, 1865-1890 --
Rural piety and urban wealth --
When professors had servants --
"What knowledge is of most worth?" --
Students as gentlemen --
Convergence and cosmopolitanism, 1890-1917 --
Piety versus prosperity in the Protestant college --
Presidential power and academic autonomy --
Knowledge fit for Protestant gentlemen --
"The side shows have swallowed up the circus" --
Emergence of the modern American college --
The age of the college --
The college in the social order.
Responsibility: W. Bruce Leslie.

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