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The New Southern University: Academic Freedom and Liberalism at UNC

Charles Holden

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134383
eISBN:
9780813135960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134383.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines the growth of the University of North Carolina (UNC) during the school's formative years between the World Wars. Academic freedom—its history and its current meaning—is often ... More


The Limits of Freedom: Student Activists and Educational Reform at Berkeley in the 1960s

Julie A. Reuben

in The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222212
eISBN:
9780520928619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222212.003.0025
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the limits of academic freedom and describes student activism and educational reform at the University of California, Berkeley, in the 1960s. It discusses Center for Participant ... More


On the Side of the Angels: The Berkeley Faculty and the FSM

Reginald E. Zelnik

in The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222212
eISBN:
9780520928619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222212.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes experience in the Free Speech Movement (FSM) as member of the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley. It argues that simply looking at the division of the Berkeley ... More


At War With The Texas Regulars, 1944–1946

Judith N. McArthur and Harold L. Smith

in Minnie Fisher Cunningham: A Suffragist's Life in Politics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304862
eISBN:
9780199871537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304862.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During 1944, an anti-New Deal group of wealthy men known as the Texas Regulars attempted to seize control of the Texas Democratic Party in order to deny President Roosevelt Texas's electoral college ... More


“Go Ahead and Do Harm”:: The Academic Study of Labor Relations

Charles J. Holden

in The New Southern University: Academic Freedom and Liberalism at UNC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134383
eISBN:
9780813135960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134383.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how in the 1920s the state's textile mill ownership had begun taking a dim view of the UNC's scholarly projects, especially those coming from the new Institute of Research in ... More


“A Complex and Baffling Age”:: Frank Porter Graham Ushers in a New Decade

Charles J. Holden

in The New Southern University: Academic Freedom and Liberalism at UNC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134383
eISBN:
9780813135960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134383.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter offers a brief introduction to Frank Porter Graham's presidency at the UNC. Enormously popular and relentlessly positive, Graham remains a university legend. A native North Carolinian, ... More


“The Rankest Center of Communism”:: The Left Comes to Campus

Charles J. Holden

in The New Southern University: Academic Freedom and Liberalism at UNC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134383
eISBN:
9780813135960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134383.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how New Deal-era, pro-labor activism by left-leaning UNC professors prompted new rounds of controversy for the university. UNC leaders defended their faculty's activism by ... More


“Race Was a Delicate Matter”:: The Academic Study of Race Relations

Charles J. Holden

in The New Southern University: Academic Freedom and Liberalism at UNC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134383
eISBN:
9780813135960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134383.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how UNC leaders and professors used their expertise and academic freedom to condemn publicly the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and to work more closely with African American leaders. ... More


“The University Must Go on Being a University”:: Frank Graham and the World War II Era

Charles J. Holden

in The New Southern University: Academic Freedom and Liberalism at UNC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134383
eISBN:
9780813135960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134383.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The epilogue takes us back to Frank Graham, briefly following efforts as an advocate for academic freedom and liberalism through the 1940s. World War II seemed to offer a new opportunity for ... More


Dynamics of the Contemporary University: Growth, Accretion, and Conflict

Neil J. Smelser

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520275812
eISBN:
9780520955257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275812.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is an expanded version of the Clark Kerr Lectures of 2012, delivered by the author at the University of California at Berkeley in January and February of that year.The initial exposition is ... More


The Professors: Bradley and Burgum

Phillip Deery

in Red Apple: Communism and McCarthyism in Cold War New York

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823253685
eISBN:
9780823261246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253685.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the context, course and consequences of the dismissal by New York University of two of its respected academics, Lyman Bradley and Edwin Burgum. It argues that the University, ... More


Contemporary Trends: Diagnoses and Conditional Predictions

Neil J. Smelser

in Dynamics of the Contemporary University: Growth, Accretion, and Conflict

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520275812
eISBN:
9780520955257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275812.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter changes the direction of analysis, identifying recent and likely future trends as they are superimposed on the already complex structures of educational institutions.The imagery of a ... More


Margaret Fisher and Her University of South Florida Colleagues: Intellectuals versus Inquisitors

Judith G. Poucher

in State of Defiance: Challenging the Johns Committee's Assault on Civil Liberties

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049939
eISBN:
9780813050393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049939.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents the story of Margaret Fisher and her USF colleagues. They defended USF's vision and policies against the Committee's assault on liberal teaching and academic freedom. Fisher ... More


Print News and Raise Hell: The Daily Tar Heel and the Evolution of a Modern University

Kenneth Joel Zogry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469608297
eISBN:
9781469608303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469608297.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For over 125 years, the Daily Tar Heel has chronicled life at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at times pushed and prodded the university community on issues of local, state, and ... More


Sex and Civil Rights, 1963–1965

Stacy Braukman

in Communists and Perverts under the Palms: The Johns Committee in Florida, 1956-1965

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039824
eISBN:
9780813043166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039824.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter covers 1963–65 and explores the USF investigation, which began in secret and ended up bitterly dividing critics of liberal education and supporters of academic freedom. It recounts later ... More


Resignation, Retirements, and Death

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Nicholas Murray Butler's activities prior to his resignation as president of Columbia University in 1947. It first considers Butler's belief that the United States had to join ... More


How Scopes Was Framed

Adam R. Shapiro

in Trying Biology: The Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Antievolution Movement in American Schools

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226029450
eISBN:
9780226029597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226029597.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how a simple small-town misdemeanor trial of the Dayton substitute teacher, John Scopes, turned into a one of the greatest legal clashes between science and religion since the ... More


Communist Front?: The TU During the Popular Front Era

Clarence Taylor

in Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the claim by New York City Teachers Union (TU) opponents and some scholars that the main objective of the Communist-controlled union was not to protect the interest of teachers ... More


Introduction

Kenneth Joel Zogry

in Print News and Raise Hell: The Daily Tar Heel and the Evolution of a Modern University

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469608297
eISBN:
9781469608303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469608297.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction explains the role of the Daily Tar Heel, the UNC student newspaper, in the broader context of the university and the state of North Carolina. It outlines the key arguments and themes ... More


Undercover Agents, Informers, and Cooperating Witnesses

Clarence Taylor

in Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the New York City Board of Education's employment of an elaborate network of undercover police agents, informers, and cooperating witnesses as part of its campaign to rid the ... More


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