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BooklistA spirited academic history sure to attract numerous nonacademic readers.
— Bryce Christensen
|1||The college in the Puritan church-state||3|
|4||Harvard and the new nation||60|
|5||President Quincy meets President Jackson||80|
|6||Harvard and the war against slavery||98|
|7||President Eliot's Harvard||122|
|8||Harvard and the outside men||152|
|9||Harvard against the totalitarians||177|
|10||The last "great rebellion"||207|
|11||The transformations of race and gender||240|
|12||The university of the future||265|
Posted April 9, 2005
The story of Harvard's engagement with the intellectual and social forces transforming our nation since long before the Revolution is a riveting account of America's moral evolution. Writing with easy authority, and a fine eye for the telling detail, Schlesinger allows the facts to speak for themselves, and the picture of the intellectual center of the United States struggling with its most fundamental contradictions illustrates important battles that continue into our own time. A superb book, whose interest extends far beyond the Harvard community.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.