Transylvania: Tutor to the West

Transylvania: Tutor to the West

by John D. Wright Jr.
     
 

Chartered in 1780, Transylvania University played a significant role as an educational pioneer in the developing trans-Allegheny West and served as its first institution of higher education. Strategically located in the growing city of Lexington, Kentucky, the university established schools of law and medicine at a time when there were few such educational

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Chartered in 1780, Transylvania University played a significant role as an educational pioneer in the developing trans-Allegheny West and served as its first institution of higher education. Strategically located in the growing city of Lexington, Kentucky, the university established schools of law and medicine at a time when there were few such educational offerings in the country. Noted alumni include emancipationist Cassius M. Clay and Confederate president Jefferson Davis. Two centuries later, Transylvania University maintains its commitment to the highest standards of the liberal arts education. Now passing its 225th anniversary, it remains an educational beacon for Kentucky and the South.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813191676
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
02/12/2007
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

1Learning in the wilderness1
2Division and reunion16
3James Moore and the new university33
4Problems and slow growth of the university47
5Horace Holley and the making of a university65
6The making of a martyr99
7The phoenix rises118
8The failure of innovative education132
9The crisis in the medical department145
10The Methodists take their turn158
11The period of decline, 1850-1865172
12The great experiment : Kentucky University190
13The embattled sectarians, 1865-1877212
14Apes, girls, and "Daddy" Loos234
15The creative administration of Burris Jenkins258
16Student life from the Civil War to World War I281
17The struggle for survival and identity312
18World War I and the heresy trial331
19Transylvania survives the twenties344
20Depression and war364
21Innovation and expansion390
22Expansion and consolidation407

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