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Rhodes scholars, Oxford, and the creation of an American elite

Author: Thomas J Schaeper; Kathleen Schaeper
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : Revised edition, [Updated pbk. edition]View all editions and formats
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Each year thirty-two seniors at American universities are awarded Rhodes Scholarships, which entitle them to spend two or three years studying at the University of Oxford. The program, founded by the British colonialist and entrepreneur Cecil Rhodes and established in 1903, has become the world's most famous academic scholarship and has brought thousands of young Americans to study in England. Many of these later  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Cross-cultural studies
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Schaeper, Thomas J.
Rhodes scholars, Oxford, and the creation of an American elite.
(OCoLC)758386213
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Schaeper; Kathleen Schaeper
ISBN: 9780857453693 0857453696
OCLC Number: 873806268
Notes: Originally published in 1998 with the title Cowboys into gentlemen.
Secondary ed. statement from p. xiii.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 410 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Table Of Contents; Abbreviations and Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Preface; Chapter 1. Rhodes, South Africa, and Oxford; Chapter 2. Getting Started; Chapter 3. The Setting; Chapter 4. Yanks and Brits; Chapter 5. The Scholar-Athletes; Chapter 6. Programmatic Changes; Chapter 7. Interwar Years; Chapter 8. Interwar Years; Chapter 9. Postwar Problems and Adjustments; Chapter 10. The Cold War and the Silent Generation; Chapter 11. Bill Clinton and Friends; Chapter 12. New Voices, New Faces I; Chapter 13. New Voices, New Faces II Chapter 14. Careers and AccomplishmentsChapter 15. The Oxford Factor; Chapter 16. The Rhodes Ahead; Appendix. U.S. Rhodes Scholars, 1904-2006*; Select Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Thomas J. Schaeper and Kathleen Schaeper.

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