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The Emergence of the American University
The American university of today is the product of a sudden, mainly unplanned period of development at the close of the 19th & the beginning of the 20th centuries. At that time the university, & with it a recognizably modern style of academic life, emerged to eclipse the older, religiously oriented college. Precedents, formal & informal, were then set which hav ...more
Paperback, 520 pages
Published March 15th 1970 by University of Chicago Press
(first published January 28th 1965)
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This book is condensed from a PhD dissertation. It has a great deal of fascinating information for historians and students who don't mind unraveling the pompous, convoluted academese, but it's not to be read for enjoyment.