The Emegent University, 1860-1920: A Bibliography

The Emergent American University: A Bibliography

Laurence Veysey, The Emergence of the American University  (University of Chicago, 1965)

Roger L. Geiger, To Advance Knowledge: The Growth of the American Research University, 1900-1940    (Oxford UP, 1986)

Hugh Hawkins, Between Harvard and America: The Educational Leadership of Charles W. Eliot  (Oxford UP, 1972)

Robert A. McCaughey, “ The Transformation of American Academic life: Harvard University, 1821-1892,”   Perspectives in American History , Vol. 8 (1974),  239-332.

Bruce Kuklick, The Rise of American Philosophy: Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1860 – 1930
(Yale University Press, 1977)


George W. Pierson.


Johns Hopkins
Hugh Hawkins, Pioneer: A History of Johns Hopkins University, 1874-1889


Henry W. Bragdon, Woodrow Wilson: The Academic Years (Harvard University press, 1967)

Merle Curti and Vernon Carstenson, The University of Wisconsin, 1848 – 1925 19490


Learned Societies
Thomas L. Haskell, The Emergence of Professional Social Science: The ASSA and the 19th-century Crisis
       of Authority  (University of Illinois Press, 1977)
Alexandra Oleson and John Voss, The Organization of Knowledge in Modern America, 1860 – 1920
(Johns Hopkins Press, 1978)
Mary O. Furner, Advocacy and Objectivity: A Crisis in the Professionalization of American Social Science
(University of Kentucky Press,1975))


The Colleges
George E. Peterson, New England Colleges in the Age of the University (Amherst College Press, 1964)

Marilyn Tobias, Old Dartmouth on Trial: The Transformation of the Academic Community in 19th-century
America (NYU Press, 1982)

John Barnard, From Evangelicalism to Progressivism at Oberlin College, 1866-1917
(Ohio State Press, 1969)

Henry Seidel Canby, Alma Mater: The Gothic Age of the American College (1936)

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