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For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America

Charles Dorn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801452345
eISBN:
9781501712616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452345.001.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Are colleges and universities in a period of unprecedented disruption? Is a bachelor's degree still worth the investment? What, exactly, is higher education good for? This book challenges the ... More


“Literary Institutions are Founded and Endowed for the Common Good”: The Liberal Professions in New England

Charles Dorn

in For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801452345
eISBN:
9781501712616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452345.003.0002
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter examines Bowdoin College, which was supported by district elites who worked to erect a regional center of higher learning to which they could send their sons rather than incur the cost ... More


“The Good Order and the Harmony of the Whole Community”: Public Higher Learning in the South

Charles Dorn

in For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801452345
eISBN:
9781501712616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452345.003.0003
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter looks at South Carolina College, a state-supported, state-controlled college in the capital city of Columbia. The speed with which South Carolina College's chartering legislation sailed ... More


“To Promote More Effectually the Grand Interests of Society”: Catholic Higher Education in the Mid-Atlantic

Charles Dorn

in For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801452345
eISBN:
9781501712616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452345.003.0004
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter focuses on Georgetown College, the founding of which seems characterized by a collection of inconsistencies. The most intriguing incongruity associated with Georgetown's establishment is ... More


“This is to be Our Profession—To Serve the World”: Women’s Higher Education in New England

Charles Dorn

in For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801452345
eISBN:
9781501712616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452345.003.0008
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter looks at women's higher education. Supporters of women's higher education relied on a social ethos of civic-mindedness to justify their advocacy, arguing that higher learning enhanced ... More


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