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Grinnell College in the nineteenth century : from salvation to service

Author: Joseph Frazier Wall
Publisher: Ames : Iowa State University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this most engaging history of one of America's premier liberal arts colleges, Wall captures far more than the formation and growth of Grinnell College, Iowa. It is also a story about organized religion and religious values in nineteenth-century America, about westward expansion across the Mississippi River, and about town building on the prairies. Strong personalities drive the early college: Leonard and Sarah  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wall, Joseph Frazier.
Grinnell College in the nineteenth century.
Ames : Iowa State University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605988629
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Frazier Wall
ISBN: 0813829895 9780813829890
OCLC Number: 35574666
Description: xxii, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / George Drake --
1. Mission to the Prairie Land --
2. The Day of Small Things: Churches and a College for Iowa, 1843-1850 --
3. A Scenic View, an Unpleasant Environment: The College in Davenport, 1851-1858 --
4. The Big Move: From River City to Saints' Rest, 1858-1861 --
5. Suffering the Trials of Job at Grinnell: First Trial --
The College at War, 1861-1865 --
6. The Trials Continue: George Magoun Through Fire and Storm, 1865-1884 --
7. Secularizing the Mission, 1884-1887 --
8. "Thy Kingdom Come on Earth": The Social Gospel Era, 1887-1900.
Responsibility: Joseph Frazier Wall.

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This is the story of Grinnell College in Iowa, from a frontier establishment to a modern centre of learning. It is also the story of the changing conception of religion and the changing nature of  Read more...

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