Veritas: Harvard College and the American Experience / Edition 1

Veritas: Harvard College and the American Experience / Edition 1

by Andrew Schlesinger
     
 

"In Veritas, Andrew Schlesinger tells the story of Harvard College by tracing the conflicts in its history between the forces of veritas and the inertial forces, the impediments to truth - sectarianism, statism, aristocracy, racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, the "shackles of ancient discipline." This theme forms the thread of Mr. Schlesinger's fascinating chronicle of… See more details below

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"In Veritas, Andrew Schlesinger tells the story of Harvard College by tracing the conflicts in its history between the forces of veritas and the inertial forces, the impediments to truth - sectarianism, statism, aristocracy, racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, the "shackles of ancient discipline." This theme forms the thread of Mr. Schlesinger's fascinating chronicle of Harvard as an American institution." In episodic fashion, with a large measure of wit, he examines the important actions and decisions of Harvard's leadership from Puritan times to the present, and provides lively details of its college life since 1636. There was no guarantee that Harvard would become a great university. But the commitment to veritas compelled the institution to change in the face of new knowledge or cease to be. Mr. Schlesinger's book is about how Harvard changed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566637312
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,334,216
Product dimensions:
5.79(w) x 8.73(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

1The college in the Puritan church-state3
2Born again?25
3Revolutionary times40
4Harvard and the new nation60
5President Quincy meets President Jackson80
6Harvard and the war against slavery98
7President Eliot's Harvard122
8Harvard and the outside men152
9Harvard against the totalitarians177
10The last "great rebellion"207
11The transformations of race and gender240
12The university of the future265

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