The Land-Grant Colleges and the Reshaping of American Higher Education [NOOK Book]

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This work provides a critical reexamination of the origin and development of America’s land-grant colleges and universities, created by the most important piece of legislation in higher education. The story is divided into five parts that provide closer examinations of representative developments.



Part I describes the connection between agricultural research and American colleges. Part II shows ...

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Overview

This work provides a critical reexamination of the origin and development of America’s land-grant colleges and universities, created by the most important piece of legislation in higher education. The story is divided into five parts that provide closer examinations of representative developments.



Part I describes the connection between agricultural research and American colleges. Part II shows that the responsibility of defining and implementing the land-grant act fell to the states, which produced a variety of institutions in the nineteenth century. Part III details the first phase of the conflict during the latter decades of the nineteenth century about whether land colleges were intended to be agricultural colleges, or full academic institutions. Part IV focuses on the fact that full-fledged universities became dominant institutions of American higher education. The final part shows that the land-grant mission is alive and well in university colleges of agriculture and, in fact, is inherent to their identity.



Including some of the best minds the field has to offer, this volume follows in the fine tradition of past books in Transaction’s Perspectives on the History of Higher Education series.

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Meet the Author


Roger L. Geiger is Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Pennsylvania State University, and editor of Perspectives on the History of Higher Education.



Nathan M. Sorber is assistant professor of educational leadership studies at West Virginia University.

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Table of Contents

Preface - Roger L. Geiger and Nathan M. Sorber

Part I: Scientific and Social Foundations

Introduction - Nathan M. Sorber

Institutionalizing Agricultural Research in the Early American Republic: An International Perspective - Adam R. Nelson

Creating Colleges of Science, Industry, and National Advancement: The Origins of the New England Land-Grant Colleges - Nathan M. Sorber

Educating the Toiling Peoples: Students at the Illinois Industrial University, Spring 1868 - J. Gregory Behle

Part II: The Politics of Launching Land-Grant Colleges, 1862–1890

Introduction - Nathan M. Sorber

Saving the Land Grant for the Agricultural College of Pennsylvania - Peter L. Moran and Roger L. Williams

“An Elephant In The Hands of the State”: Creating the Texas Land-Grant College - Susan R. Richardson

Part III: Agriculture and Engineering, 1880–1900

Introduction - Roger L. Geiger

The Populist Vision for Land-Grant Universities, 1880–1900 - Scott Gelber

Robert H. Thurston, Modern Engineering Education, and Its Diffusion through Land-Grant Universities - Gregory Zieren

Part IV: Land-Grant Universities, 1900–1940

Introduction - Roger L. Geiger

President Edmund J. James and the University of Illinois, 1904–1920: Redeeming the Promise of the Morrill Land-Grant Act - Winton U. Solberg

Transforming the Land Grant: The University of New Hampshire and the Pennsylvania State University under the Leadership of Ralph Dorn Hetzel - Jane Robbins

Part V: Universities and the Land-Grant Mission since 1930

Introduction - Roger L. Geiger

The Land-Grant Colleges, Cooperative Extension, and the New Deal - Christopher P. Loss

Social Science over Agriculture: Reimagining the Land-Grant Mission at the University of California-Irvine in the 1960s - Ethan Schrum

Storying and Restorying the Land-Grant System - Scott J. Peters

List of Contributors

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