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“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


Lessons of War: Three Civil War Veterans and the Goals of Postwar Education

Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai

in So Conceived and So Dedicated: Intellectual Life in the Civil War Era North

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264476
eISBN:
9780823266609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264476.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In this essay, Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai argues that the American Civil War strengthened rather than weakened three college-educated individuals’ commitment to lessons about gentlemanly character. ... More


From Boy to Man

Winston James

in The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742891
eISBN:
9780814743720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742891.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents a biographical sketch of John Brown Russwurm. Born on October 1, 1799 in Port Antonio, capital of the eastern Jamaican parish of Portland, John Brown Russwurm was the son of a ... More


Bridging the Gap

Janet Grossbach Mayer

in As Bad as They Say?: Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234165
eISBN:
9780823240814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234165.003.0013
Subject:
History, Social History

There are so many other Bronx students and this chapter describes a few of them. A young man, a valedictorian some years ago, admitted to a few of his teachers, that he had been homeless for the last ... More


Early Writings

Winston James

in The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742891
eISBN:
9780814743720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742891.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the earliest known writings of John Brown Russwurm. These include the commencement address that Russwurm delivered on September 6, 1826, as the first black graduate of Bowdoin ... More


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