Three Centuries Of Harvard, 1636-1936 / Edition 1

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Overview

'Morison's volume is rich in details as to the customs and manners of three centuries. Precise and luminous strokes tell the story of Commencement and Class Day, with punches and without; of institute and Hasty Pudding; of Porcellian and A. D. and Pi Eta and D. U.; of Navy Club and Med. Fac.; of boating and baseball and football. Always the dominant influence has been of Bostonian wealth and family; but, even in the most puritanical times, it has been high spirited.'--New York Times
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Editorial Reviews

Christian Science Monitor
No fragmentary quotations can indicate the unassuming, powerful scholarship, the tremendous thoroughness that has gone into the writing of Three Centuries of Harvard…Simplicity and sincerity blow away even the suspicion of proud didacticism, leaving unveiled a literary monument worthy of the oldest university in the United States.
New England Quarterly
No one who had not completely mastered the towering piles of records which universities accumulate could possibly have written so authoritative a personal account…As for the educational questions treated, it must be said to Harvard's credit that there is hardly a controversial sore point in the whole range of higher education which has not been fought over in Cambridge during the last three hundred years.
New York Times
[Morison's] volume is rich in details as to the customs and manners of three centuries. Precise and luminous strokes tell the story of commencement and Class Day, with punches and without; of institute and Hasty Pudding; of porcellian and A.D. and Pi Eta and D.U.; of Navy Club and Med. Fac.; of boating and baseball and football. Always the dominant influence has been of Bostonian wealth and family; but, even in the most puritanical times it has been high spirited.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674888913
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 524
  • Sales rank: 1,403,982
  • Product dimensions: 1.05 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Samuel Eliot Morison was Professor of History at Harvard University. His books won two Pulitzer Prizes.
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Table of Contents

The Puritan Age 1636-1707

1. 'First Flowers of Their Wilderness'

2. School of The Prophets

3. Decline and Revival

Aaron's Rod 1708-1806

4. The Great Leverett

5. Wadsworth to Langdon

6. 'Good Old Colony Times'

7. 'Through Change and Through Storm'

8. Federalists and Unitarians

The Augustan Age 1806-1845

9. President Kirkland

10. Expansion and Reform

11. President Quincy

The Age of Transition

12. Minor Prophets

13. War and Peace

the Olympian Age

14. President Eliot

15. The Harvest Season

16. College Life From War to War

17. The Lowell Administration

'The Age That Is Waiting Before'

18. 'To Advance Learning'

Appendix. Statistics of Growth, 1869-1936

Index

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