Yale: A History

Yale: A History

by Brooks Mather Kelley
ISBN-10:
0300078439
ISBN-13:
9780300078435
Pub. Date:
01/28/1999
Publisher:
Yale University Press

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Overview

Yale: A History

This lively history of Yale traces the development of the college from its founding in 1701 by a small group of Puritan clergymen intent on preserving the purity of the faith in Connecticut, to its survival in the eighteenth century as a center for intellectual life, to its expansion in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as a major international university.

"For tasting one of the well-springs of a peculiarly American version of higher learning, Yale: A History is clearly to be recommended to readers anywhere. It will be read with profit as well as enjoyment."—Times Higher Education Supplement

"Kelley sustains [his] theme well and reconstructs the institutional development of Yale with considerable skill and empathy. . . . A very informative book."—Journal of American History

"Useful both for those primarily interested in Yale as an institution and for students of the history of higher education generally."—The Historian

"A readable, accurate synthesis of Yale's internal history, fully comparable to the best single-volume treatments of other major universities."—Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300078435
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Series: Yale Scene: University Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 1,197,076
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Brooks Mather Kelley, a research affiliate in history at Yale University, has also held numerous other positions there, including university archivist and curator of historical manuscripts.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Part One: The Critical Years, 1701-1739 1(46)
1 Founding a College
3(8)
2 Wanderjahre
11(12)
3 The College Gets a Name
23(6)
4 Ichabod
29(8)
5 The Solid Accomplishments of Elisha Williams
37(10)
Part Two: From Sectarian College to the University Spirit, 1740-1795 47(66)
6 Tumultuous Years
49(24)
7 The (Extended) Interregnum
73(18)
8 The Rise of the University Spirit
91(22)
Part Three: The Development of a National Institution, 1795-1871 113(120)
9 College Becomes University
115(25)
10 The Quiet Achievements of Jeremiah Day
140(31)
11 President Woolsey and the Growth of the University
171(38)
12 College Life under Day and Woolsey
209(24)
Part Four: Age of Uncertainty, 1871-1921 233(134)
13 Stagnation
235(38)
14 Beginnings of Change
273(26)
15 The Rise of the Extracurriculum
299(16)
16 Revival
315(33)
17 War and Reorganization
348(19)
Part Five: Action and Inaction, 1921-1950 367(56)
18 James Rowland Angell and the Triumph of the University
369(24)
19 "Holding at the Three-Yard Line"
393(30)
Part Six: The Modern Era, 1950-1963 423(38)
20 March toward Greatness
425(36)
Notes 461(88)
Index 549
Maps
New Haven in 1802
frontispiece
Yale in 1865
207
Yale at the Bicentennial, 1901
319
Yale in 1963
454

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