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Transylvania University and the Making of Liberal Education in the Early American Republic
Outspoken New England urbanite Horace Holley (1781—1827) was an unlikely choice to become the president of Transylvania University — the first college established west of the Allegheny Mountains. Many Kentuckians doubted his leadership abilities, some questioned his Unitarian beliefs, and others simply found him arrogant and elitist. Nevertheless, Holley ushered in a period of sustained educational and cultural growth at Transylvania, and the university received national attention for its scientifically progressive and liberal curriculum. The resulting influx of wealthy students and celebrated faculty — including Constantine Samuel Rafinesque — lent Lexington, Kentucky, a distinguished atmosphere and gave rise to the city's image as the "Athens of the West."
In this definitive biography, James P. Cousins offers fresh perspectives on a seminal yet controversial figure in American religious history and educational life. The son of a prosperous New...
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  • ISBN: 9780813168593
  • Auteur: James P. Cousins
  • Uitgave: The University Press of Kentucky
  • Jaar van uitgave: 2016
  • Taal: Engels
  • Artikelnummer: 61493027
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