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Three Centuries of Harvard, 1636-1936 / Edition 1
     

Three Centuries of Harvard, 1636-1936 / Edition 1

by Samuel Eliot Morison
 

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ISBN-10: 067488891X

ISBN-13: 9780674888913

Pub. Date: 10/15/1986

Publisher: Harvard

This one-volume history of Harvard is not so much a summary of Professor Morison’s monumental work, of which two volumes remain to be written, as it is an entirely fresh handling of his vast material. With a mind saturated in the lore and tradition at his command, he has sat down to tell the whole story informally and briefly. Documentation and all the learned

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This one-volume history of Harvard is not so much a summary of Professor Morison’s monumental work, of which two volumes remain to be written, as it is an entirely fresh handling of his vast material. With a mind saturated in the lore and tradition at his command, he has sat down to tell the whole story 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 the larger work, 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:
524
Sales rank:
1,274,359
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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

Index

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