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The Organization of knowledge in modern America, 1860-1920

Author: Alexandra Oleson; John Voss
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1979.
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Genre/Form: Essays
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Organization of knowledge in modern America, 1860-1920.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1979
(OCoLC)624469939
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Oleson; John Voss
ISBN: 0801821088 9780801821080
OCLC Number: 4515071
Description: xxi, 478 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Alexandra Oleson and John Voss --
The matrix of specialization / John Higham --
The order of learning in the United States: the ascendency of the university / Edward Shils --
The plural organized worlds of the humanities / Laurence Veysey --
The development of the social sciences / Dorothy Ross --
The physics, mathematics, and chemistry communities: a comparative analysis / Daniel Kelves --
The transformation of a science: T.H. Morgan and the emergence of a new American biology / Garland Allen --
The organization of the agricultural sciences / Margaret W. Rossiter --
The application of science to industry / John Rae --
The American economy and the reorganization of the sources of knowledge / Louis Galambos --
University identity: the teaching and research functions / Hugh Hawkins --
National science in a private foundation: the Carnegie Institution of Washington / Nathan Geingold --
The National Academy of Sciences and the American definition of science / A. Hunter Dupree --
Storehouses and workshops: American libraries and the uses of knowledge / John Y. Cole. From learned society to public museum: the Boston Society of Natural History / Sally Gregory Kohlstedt --
The German academic community / Fritz K. Ringer --
The lamp of learning: Popular lights and shadows / Neil Harris --
Toward an ecology of knowledge: on discipline, context, and history / Charles Rosenburg.
Responsibility: edited by Alexandra Oleson and John Voss.

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