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Yale : A History
by Brooks Mather Kelley




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This lively history of Yale traces the development of the college from its founding in 1701 by a small group of Puritan clergymen intent on preserving the purity of the faith in Connecticut, to its survival in the eighteenth century as a center for intellectual life, to its expansion in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as a major international university.

For tasting one of the well-springs of a peculiarly American version of higher learning, Yale: A History is clearly to be recommended to readers anywhere. It will be read with profit as well as enjoyment.--Times Higher Education Supplement

Kelley sustains his] theme well and reconstructs the institutional development of Yale with considerable skill and empathy. . . . A very informative book.--Journal of American History

Useful both for those primarily interested in Yale as an institution and for students of the history of higher education generally.--The Historian

A readable, accurate synthesis of Yale's internal history, fully comparable to the best single-volume treatments of other major universities.--Times Literary Supplement

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Overview

This lively history of Yale traces the development of the college from its founding in 1701 by a small group of Puritan clergymen intent on preserving the purity of the faith in Connecticut, to its survival in the eighteenth century as a center for intellectual life, to its expansion in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as a major international university.

For tasting one of the well-springs of a peculiarly American version of higher learning, Yale: A History is clearly to be recommended to readers anywhere. It will be read with profit as well as enjoyment.--Times Higher Education Supplement

Kelley sustains his] theme well and reconstructs the institutional development of Yale with considerable skill and empathy. . . . A very informative book.--Journal of American History

Useful both for those primarily interested in Yale as an institution and for students of the history of higher education generally.--The Historian

A readable, accurate synthesis of Yale's internal history, fully comparable to the best single-volume treatments of other major universities.--Times Literary Supplement



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  • ISBN-13: 9780300078435
  • ISBN-10: 0300078439
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publish Date: January 1999
  • Page Count: 600
  • Dimensions: 9.23 x 6.12 x 1.24 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.89 pounds

Series: Yale Scene: University

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