William Barton Rogers and the Idea of MIT [NOOK Book]

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Conceptual founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, William Barton Rogers was a highly influential scientific mind and educational reformer of the nineteenth century. A. J. Angulo recounts the largely unknown story of one man's ideas and how they gave way to the creation of one of America?s premier institutions of higher learning.

MIT's long tradition of teaching, research, and technological innovation for real-world applications is inexorably linked to Rogers? ...

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William Barton Rogers and the Idea of MIT

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Overview

Conceptual founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, William Barton Rogers was a highly influential scientific mind and educational reformer of the nineteenth century. A. J. Angulo recounts the largely unknown story of one man's ideas and how they gave way to the creation of one of America’s premier institutions of higher learning.

MIT's long tradition of teaching, research, and technological innovation for real-world applications is inexorably linked to Rogers’ educational philosophy. Emphasizing the "useful arts"—a curriculum of specialized scientific study stressing theory and practice, innovation and functionality—Rogers sought to revolutionize standard educational practices of the day. Controversial in an era typified by a generalist approach to teaching the sciences, Rogers’ model is now widely emulated by institutions throughout the world.

Exploring the intersection of Rogers' educational philosophy and the rise of technical institutes in America, this biography offers a long-overdue account of the man behind MIT.

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Editorial Reviews

Technology and Culture - Bruce Sinclair

The research is impressive, and historians of technology will benefit from Angulo's work.

Virginia Magazine - Sean Patrick Adams

A.J. Angulo has provided a compelling biography of William Barton Rogers.

Review of Higher Education - Jamie Pietruska

A fine history of Rogers's scientific and educational ideals and illuminates a fascinating origin story of MIT in the landscape of early-nineteenth-century Virginia.

IEEE History Center Newsletter

This book is fascinating reading for anyone interested in the history of science and technology, in the history of higher education and, or course, in MIT itself, and is highly recommended.

New England Quarterly

MIT's founder, William Barton Rogers, has long needed a scholarly biography. Now, thanks to A.J. Angulo, we have a very good one.

Choice

Nicely written, well researched.

Review of Higher Education
A fine history of Rogers's scientific and educational ideals and illuminates a fascinating origin story of MIT in the landscape of early-nineteenth-century Virginia.

— Jamie Pietruska

Virginia Magazine
A.J. Angulo has provided a compelling biography of William Barton Rogers.

— Sean Patrick Adams

Technology and Culture
The research is impressive, and historians of technology will benefit from Angulo's work.

— Bruce Sinclair

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421400297
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 12/29/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

A. J. Angulo is an assistant professor of social foundations at Winthrop University.

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Table of Contents

1 An Uncertain Future 1

2 Tenure in the Tumult 17

3 From Soils to Species 32

4 Advancing and Diffusing 57

5 Thwarted Reform 71

6 Instituting a New Education 86

7 Convergence of Interests 101

8 Reception of the Idea 124

9 This Fatal Year 153

Notes 159

Selected Bibliography 195

Index 213

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