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Title Amherst in the world / edited by Martha Saxton.

Publication Info. Amherst, Massachusetts : Amherst College Press, [2020]


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Description 1 online resource (v, 357 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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Summary In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Amherst College, a group of scholars and alumni explore the school's substantial past in this volume. Amherst in the World tells the story of how an institution that was founded to train Protestant ministers began educating new generations of industrialists, bankers, and political leaders with the decline in missionary ambitions after the Civil War. The contributors trace how what was a largely white school throughout the interwar years begins diversifying its student demographics after World War II and the War in Vietnam. The histories told here illuminate how Amherst has contended with slavery, wars, religion, coeducation, science, curriculum, town and gown relations, governance, and funding during its two centuries of existence. Through Amherst's engagement with educational improvement in light of these historical undulations, it continually affirms both the vitality and the utility of a liberal arts education.
Note This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International License
Description based on information from the publisher.
Subject Amherst College -- History.
Amherst College. (OCoLC)fst00537084
Education, Higher -- Massachusetts -- Amherst -- History.
Education, Higher. (OCoLC)fst00903005
Massachusetts -- Amherst. (OCoLC)fst01205179
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Saxton, Martha, editor.
Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan), publisher.
ISBN 9780943184210 open access
0943184215 open access
Standard No. 10.3998/mpub.11873533 doi
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