The contributors address ethnicity, religion, popular attitudes, violence, dislocation and mass migration, economic rivalry, and great-power diplomacy. Through a variety of fresh approaches, they examine the consequences of the Eastern Question in the lives of those peoples it most affected, the millions living in the Russian and Ottoman Empires and the borderlands in between.
|Publisher:||University of Wisconsin Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Alexander Meiklejohn (1872-1964) was the author of many articles and books, including Free Speech and Its Relation to Self-Government. Educated in philosophy at Brown and Cornell universities, he became a dean at Brown and then president of Amherst College. In 1925, he was invited by Glenn Frank, president of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, to establish the Experimental College. Meiklejohn later founded the San Francisco School of Social Studies, a pioneering adult education program. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 for his activities in defense of First Amendment freedoms of speech, press, and assembly during the McCarthy era.
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"The normal young American expects, and is led to expect, on his twenty-first birthday, not a new sense of responsibility, but a new automobile, a new set of opportunities for self-gratification. The Experimental College rests upon the assertion that, against the specialized teaching of men for banking, for scholarship, for industry, for art, for medicine, and the like, there is the general liberal teaching of men for intelligence in the conduct of their own lives."-Alexander Meiklejohn, 1932