Michigan Agricultural College: The Evolution of a Land Grant Philosophy, 1855-1925

Michigan Agricultural College: The Evolution of a Land Grant Philosophy, 1855-1925

by Keith R. Widder
     
 

Vintage photographs profusely illustrate this step back in time, reliving the stirring saga of America’s premier land-grant institution, long before it became Michigan State University. Discover how forward-looking legislators, scholars, and administrators found an oak clearing in the midst of central Michigan swampland and there laid the groundwork for what

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Vintage photographs profusely illustrate this step back in time, reliving the stirring saga of America’s premier land-grant institution, long before it became Michigan State University. Discover how forward-looking legislators, scholars, and administrators found an oak clearing in the midst of central Michigan swampland and there laid the groundwork for what would become one of the world’s great universities. From the school’s founding in 1855, and for the next seventy years that are discussed in this volume, the institution struggled to find itself and, in the process, helped to invent the notion of what it means to be a university "for the people," a land-grant university.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870137341
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Pages:
547
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Keith R. Widder served as Curator of History, Mackinac Island State Park Commission for over 25 years. He has written extensively on the history of the western Great Lakes and is author of Battle for the Soul: Metis Children Encounter Evangelical Protestants at Mackinaw Mission, 1823-1837.
 

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