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Three Centuries of Harvard, 1636-1936 / Edition 1

Three Centuries of Harvard, 1636-1936 / Edition 1

by Samuel Eliot MorisonSamuel Eliot Morison
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674888913
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 10/15/1986
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 520
Sales rank: 1,263,879
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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


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