Stand, Columbia: A History of Columbia University

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byRobert McCaughey

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Robert McCaughey is the chairman of the Barnard History Department and the former dean of the faculty of Barnard College. He is the author of The Last Federalist: Josiah Quincy, 1772-1864 and International Studies and Academic Enterprise: A Chapter in the Academic Enclosure of American Learning, among other books.

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 19, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Tory Preamble: The Short History of King's College
2. Flirting with Republicanism, 1784--1816
3. Knickerbocker Days: The Limits of Academic Reform
4. Midcentury Stirrings
5. Takeoff
6. The Aspect of a University
7. Bolt to the Top
8. 1917: Twilight of Idols
9. Jews at Columbia
10. The Invention of Columbia College
11. Prosperity Lost
12. Columbia in the American Century
13. A Second Flowering
14. Afternoon on the Hudson
15. Riding the Whirlwind: Columbia '68
16. It's About Columbia
17. A Tough Place
18. Bottoming Out
19. Columbia Recovered
20. The Way We Are
Epilogue: Worth the Candle?

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fascinating stories of the past that seem eerily familiar in the present, even for those who have never set foot on the Columbia campus Histories of universities have enjoyed a renaissance of late, not just in popularity but in intellectual rigor as well. Robert McCaughey's history of Columbia University nevertheless sets a new standard for this genre. Exhaustively researched by McCaughey, with some help from his students and colleagues, it combines intellectual seriousness with wit and candor. McCaughey admirably integrates the singular history of Columbia with the evolving system of American higher education and the fascinating context of New York City. By chronicling the university's shortcomings and limitations as well as its achievements, this study makes an important contribution to American history as well as telling the fascinating story of an American institution.