Three Centuries of Harvard, 1636-1936 / Edition 1 available in Paperback
This one-volume history of Harvard is not so much a summary of Samuel Eliot Morison’s monumental work [The Tercentennial History of Harvard College and University, 1636–1936] as it is an entirely fresh handling of his vast material.
With a mind saturated in the lore and tradition at his command, Professor Morison has sat down to tell the whole story of Harvard informally and briefly. Documentation and all the learned apparatus of scholarly research are therefore omitted; but the same genial humor, the same ability to see the human implications of past events, that characterize his larger, multi-volume series on Harvard are preserved in this. The result is a marvelously entertaining volume, the history of Harvard that everyone has been waiting for, a model of vitalized historical writing.
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About the Author
Samuel Eliot Morison was Professor of History at Harvard University. His books won two Pulitzer Prizes.
Table of Contents
The Puritan Age 1636-1707
1. 'First Flowers of Their Wilderness'
2. School of The Prophets
3. Decline and Revival
Aaron's Rod 1708-1806
4. The Great Leverett
5. Wadsworth to Langdon
6. 'Good Old Colony Times'
7. 'Through Change and Through Storm'
8. Federalists and Unitarians
The Augustan Age 1806-1845
9. President Kirkland
10. Expansion and Reform
11. President Quincy
The Age of Transition
12. Minor Prophets
13. War and Peace
the Olympian Age
14. President Eliot
15. The Harvest Season
16. College Life From War to War
17. The Lowell Administration
'The Age That Is Waiting Before'
18. 'To Advance Learning'
Appendix. Statistics of Growth, 1869-1936