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HARLOW SHAPLEY: DEFINING OUR GALAXY

I.S. GLASS

in Revolutionaries of the Cosmos: The Astro-Physicists

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199550258
eISBN:
9780191718700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550258.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter begins by providing a brief description of Harlow Shapley's biography and early life. It then discusses Harlow's life as a student of the University of Missouri and Princeton. It ... More


Jefferson's Papers

Francis D. Cogliano

in Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624997
eISBN:
9780748670697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624997.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Having established the importance of primary sources to Jefferson's understanding of history, Jefferson carefully preserved the corpus of his personal papers-more than forty thousand letters as well ... More


Princeton University, 1961–1965

in Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309903
eISBN:
9780226309910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309910.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

In light of the fact that the value of his Yale education had effectively diminished in an increasingly analytic disciplinary marketplace, Richard Rorty—though attracted to Yale University's ... More


Princeton University 1965–1982

in Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309903
eISBN:
9780226309910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309910.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

The first few years after Richard Rorty received tenure at Princeton University in 1965 were relatively productive ones. He published little in 1966—only a two-page encyclopedia entry on Aristotle ... More


The Chapel of Princeton University

Richard Stillwell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691195209
eISBN:
9780691211657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195209.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Like the medieval English cathedrals that inspired it, the Princeton University Chapel is an architectural achievement designed to evoke wonder, awe, and reflection. This book is the essential ... More


Sew Long?: The Osteobiography of a Woman from Medieval Polis, Cyprus

Ann L. W. Stodder and Ann M. Palkovich

in The Bioarchaeology of Individuals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038070
eISBN:
9780813043135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038070.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents the osteobiography of a woman from the early Christian ruins of Polis Chrysochous (7th-11th century A.D.). The grave goods associated with her and activity-induced skeletal and ... More


Laying The Foundations of Globalism, 1930–1945

Inderjeet Parmar

in Foundations of the American Century: The Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller Foundations in the Rise of American Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146296
eISBN:
9780231517935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146296.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines three interconnected foundation-led programs: the instruction of university International Relations (IR) programs, the reinforcement of elite experts' advisory capabilities and ... More


Einstein’s First Trip to America

Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

in The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174631
eISBN:
9781400888689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174631.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter sets the historical context for Einstein's visit to Princeton in 1921, during which he delivered a series of lectures on relativity. The first two lectures, attended by large audiences, ... More


Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher

Neil Gross

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309903
eISBN:
9780226309910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309910.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

On his death in 2007, Richard Rorty was heralded by the New York Times as “one of the world's most influential contemporary thinkers.” Controversial on the left and the right for his critiques of ... More


The Princeton Years, 1963-91

Robert L. Tignor

in W. Arthur Lewis and the Birth of Development Economics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691202617
eISBN:
9780691204246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202617.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes how W. Arthur Lewis joined the faculty of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Although Lewis may well have been ailing physically ... More


Detours

John R. Gillis

in Becoming Historians

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226036564
eISBN:
9780226036595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036595.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter presents historian John R. Gillis's memoirs, which trace how he became interested in history. Gillis does not recall anything in his childhood that would have led him to become a ... More


The Coarse and Dry Study of the Law: 1743 — 1774

Jeff Broadwater

in Jefferson, Madison, and the Making of the Constitution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651019
eISBN:
9781469651033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651019.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The first chapter examines the early lives and education of Jefferson and Madison. Jefferson attended the College of William and Mary and studied law under George Wythe. He was also influenced by the ... More


In the Wilderness (1933–51)

Malcolm MacDonald

in Schoenberg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172010
eISBN:
9780199852000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172010.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Schoenberg’s life from 1933 to 1951, after he migrated to the United States. In fact his name was known and held in some honor in American musical circles, but almost entirely ... More


Darwin Meets the Curriculum

Eric Adler

in The Battle of the Classics: How a Nineteenth-Century Debate Can Save the Humanities Today

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197518786
eISBN:
9780197518816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518786.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses the 1885 curricular debate between President Charles W. Eliot of Harvard and President James McCosh of Princeton over the comparative merits of prescription and election in the ... More


Broadway’s “Ranking Dancing Juvenile”

Brent Phillips

in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, Walters stars in the long-running Rodgers and Hart musical, I Married an Angel; he maintains a friendship with co-star Audrey Christie and works with George Balanchine. Walters then ... More


The Present Chapel and its Predecessors

Richard Stillwell

in The Chapel of Princeton University

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691195209
eISBN:
9780691211657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195209.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter provides an overview of the Princeton University Chapel. The architects of the Chapel were the firm of Cram and Ferguson of Boston, while the builders were the Matthews Construction ... More


The Pope of Condensed Matter Physics

Andrew Zangwill

in A Mind Over Matter: Philip Anderson and the Physics of the Very Many

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198869108
eISBN:
9780191905599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198869108.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter gives an overview of Anderson’s life at the top of the theoretical condensed matter world. He became very influential at Bell Labs and retired as a Consulting Director of the Physical ... More


Harvard in Three Years

Bruce L. R. Smith

in Lincoln Gordon: Architect of Cold War Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813156552
eISBN:
9780813165455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813156552.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

His father and his father’s close friends attempt to persuade Lincoln to spend the full four years at Harvard as an undergraduate, but he rejects all advice, determined to complete his BA in three ... More


Nabokov, Literature, Lepidoptera

Brain Boyd

in Stalking Nabokov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In this chapter, the author talks about Vladimir Nabokov's passion for butterflies and their place in his literature. In researching his biography Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years, the author ... More


The Stained-Glass Windows

Richard Stillwell

in The Chapel of Princeton University

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691195209
eISBN:
9780691211657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195209.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter looks at the stained-glass windows of the crossing and the choir clerestory of the Princeton University Chapel. On the east side of the two transepts and in the choir above the organ ... More


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