The American Colleges And Universities In The Great War, 1914-1919; A History

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byCharles Franklin Thwing

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1920 Excerpt: ... XII INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS As the war was an international war, so the relations of American colleges to other nations and to their educational forces became significant. These relations assumed several forms. Among these forms was a study of the language and literature of different peoples and especially of France, the reception by the colleges of academic commissions from these countries; the offering and the acceptance of hospitality to American teachers in foreign capitols; the transfer of college education under American conditions to the camps in France; and the entrance of American student soldiers into British and French universities. It was a unique record of diverse experiences, of gracious courtesies and of forceful efficiency. Early in the great conflict the antagonistic feeling of the American college toward Germany became manifest. The forcefulness of the command or the wisdom of the counsel of the president to maintain neutrality was not sufficiently strong to prevent most colleges from indicating their sympathy with the cause of the Allies. The pro-German expressions were far less numerous and less compelling than the great number of American teachers educated in Berlin, Leipsic and Munich would have given ground for expecting. As the war advanced, however, the antagonism became more ardent; and at the time of America's entrance, the German cause found few friends in American institutions of the higher education. The international relation took on in a striking degree the linguistic form. In a special way it at once came to be related to the abolition of German as a study in the public schools and colleges. On one side the demand was strong and insistent that all association with the language and the literature of a people commonly believed...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1920 Excerpt: ... XII INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS As the war was an international war, so the relations of American colleges to other nations and to t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217063586

ISBN - 13:9780217063586

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