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The Resource Reconstructing the campus : higher education and the American Civil War, Michael David Cohen

Reconstructing the campus : higher education and the American Civil War, Michael David Cohen

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Reconstructing the campus : higher education and the American Civil War
Title
Reconstructing the campus
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higher education and the American Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Michael David Cohen
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Language
eng
Summary
The Civil War transformed American life. Not only did thousands of men die on battlefields and millions of slaves become free; cultural institutions reshaped themselves in the context of the war and its aftermath. The first book to examine the Civil War's immediate and long-term impact on higher education, Reconstructing the Campus begins by tracing college communities' responses to the secession crisis and the outbreak of war. Students made supplies for the armies or left campus to fight. Professors joined the war effort or struggled to keep colleges open. The Union and Confederacy even took over some campuses for military use. Then moving beyond 1865, the book explores the war's long-term effects on colleges. Michael David Cohen argues that the Civil War and the political and social conditions the war created prompted major reforms, including the establishment of a new federal role in education. Reminded by the war of the importance of a well-trained military, Congress began providing resources to colleges that offered military courses and other practical curricula. Congress also, as part of a general expansion of the federal bureaucracy that accompanied the war, created the Department of Education to collect and publish data on education. For the first time, the U.S. government both influenced curricula and monitored institutions. The war posed special challenges to Southern colleges. Often bereft of students and sometimes physically damaged, they needed to rebuild. Some took the opportunity to redesign themselves into the first Southern universities. They also admitted new types of students, including the poor, women, and, sometimes, formerly enslaved blacks. Thus, while the Civil War did great harm, it also stimulated growth, helping, especially in the South, to create our modern system of higher education
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
A nation divided : studies in the Civil War era
Reconstructing the campus : higher education and the American Civil War, Michael David Cohen
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Reconstructing the campus : higher education and the American Civil War, Michael David Cohen
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt6wrk0k
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dwellers beside the sea : colleges at war -- The curriculum : teaching the arts of peace and war -- Admissions : race, class, gender -- Admissions : geography, service, morality -- College, community, and nation
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1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813933184
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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remote

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