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“To Bee Trained Up Among the English”: John Wompas and the Civilizing Project

Jenny Hale Pulsipher

in Swindler Sachem: The American Indian Who Sold His Birthright, Dropped Out of Harvard, and Conned the King of England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300214932
eISBN:
9780300235548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214932.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter details John Wompas's youth in the town of Roxbury. Although Roxbury was an English town, it had a decidedly Indian side. Because Roxbury was the home of John Eliot, the “apostle to the ... More


The Harvard Indian College Scholars and the Algonquian Origins of American Literature

Lisa Brooks

in Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300196733
eISBN:
9780300231113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196733.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter recovers the history of the Harvard Indian College and highlights the multiple cultural, literary, and oral traditions that intersected in colonial Cambridge, Massachusetts. It includes ... More


The Schoolboy’s Quill: Joseph Belcher and Latin Learning at Harvard College c. 1700

Theodore R. Delwiche

in History of Universities: Volume XXXIII/1

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198865421
eISBN:
9780191897771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865421.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter explores the seventeenth-century Latin declamations of Joseph Belcher at Harvard College. When engaged properly, these compositions offer up incredible insight into the history of ... More


Building Bensalem at Massachusetts Bay: The Search For Solomon’s Adamic Wisdom

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

in Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199998142
eISBN:
9780199382415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998142.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 4 documents the influence of Francis Bacon, Comenius, and the new science on colonial aspirations to the intellectual perfections enjoyed by Adam and partially restored by Solomon. John ... More


The college

Morton Keller and Phyllis Keller

in Making Harvard Modern: The Rise of America's University

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195144574
eISBN:
9780197561829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195144574.003.0007
Subject:
Education, History of Education

When Conant became president, Harvard College students were male, almost all white, primarily Unitarian, Congregationalist, or Episcopalian in religion, predominantly from New England. Brahmin ... More


American Arrival

Markus Krajewski and Peter Krapp

in Paper Machines: About Cards & Catalogs, 1548-1929

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015899
eISBN:
9780262298216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015899.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes how the library card index reached the New World and developed into a card index system for business use. It reconstructs the independent “invention” of an old European paper ... More


He Knew the One Whom He Loved

Patrick J. Ryan S.J.

in The Survival of Dulles: Reflections on a Second Century of Influence

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780823294909
eISBN:
9780823297511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823294909.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter presents a brief background of Avery Dulles before looking at two experiences of his senior year at Harvard College which can provide some insight into the scholar and the human being he ... More


A Shared Identity: Colonial Colleges and the Shaping of Pre-Revolutionary Thought

Craig Bruce Smith

in American Honor: The Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638836
eISBN:
9781469638850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638836.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter looks at the dissemination of these ethics by America’s colleges through honor codes, disciplinary measures, books, and classroom lessons. American schools became instrumental in ... More


Crisis and recovery

Morton Keller and Phyllis Keller

in Making Harvard Modern: The Rise of America's University

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195144574
eISBN:
9780197561829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195144574.003.0020
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Every institution goes through crises produced by a mix of outside stimuli, internal discontent, and administrative failings. In the case of higher education, that happened in the late 1960s: to ... More


Race and Destiny

Joshua David Hawley

in Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120103
eISBN:
9780300145144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120103.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

In the fall of 1873, Theodore Roosevelt began to study under Arthur Hamilton Cutler, later founder of the Cutler School for Boys, who devised a crash course to prepare Teedie for Harvard College's ... More


Avery Dulles’s Journey of Faith: A Lifelong Adventure

O.P. Anne-Marie Kirmse

in The Survival of Dulles: Reflections On a Second Century of Influence

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780823294909
eISBN:
9780823297511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823294909.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses Avery Dulles's journey of faith. Dulles's early childhood was spent within the confines of his religious family environment. After graduation from Choate Preparatory School in ... More


Harvard President and Semi-Private Citizen

Matthew Mason

in Apostle of Union: A Political Biography of Edward Everett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628608
eISBN:
9781469628622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628608.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter begins with Everett’s return to the U.S. and service as president of Harvard College, and follows his thoughts and actions relative to slavery, race, reform, and the Union through 1852. ... More


Emerson at Harvard

Joel Porte

in Consciousness and Culture: Emerson and Thoreau Reviewed

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104462
eISBN:
9780300130577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104462.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines Ralph Waldo Emerson's time at Harvard College. It discusses the Emerson's literary apprenticeship at Harvard, his view on the literary scene and the tendency of Harvard men to ... More


Richardsonian Ramism

Baird Tipson

in Hartford Puritanism: Thomas Hooker, Samuel Stone, and Their Terrifying God

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190212520
eISBN:
9780190212544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212520.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

Hooker and Stone imbibed a philosophy based on the writings of Peter Ramus. Their Ramism was filtered through the thought of Alexander Richardson, another widely influential thinker whose positions ... More


Trust in the Lord and Do Good, 1876‒1886

Benjamin J. Wetzel

in Theodore Roosevelt: Preaching from the Bully Pulpit

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198865803
eISBN:
9780191898136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865803.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter begins by exploring Roosevelt’s four years at Harvard College. The death of his father in 1878 prompted extended religious musings and the clearest evidence of youthful evangelical ... More


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