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The University of Chicago: A History

John W. Boyer


This book is a history of the University of Chicago, from its first founding in 1857 through its re-founding in 1890 till today. It presents the story of the emergence and growth of a complex academic community, particularly the College, focusing on the nature of its academic culture and curricula, the experience of its students, its engagement with Chicago’s civic community, and the resources and conditions that have enabled the University to sustain itself. It focuses on two issues particular to undergraduate liberal arts colleges set within larger research universities. First, while the Uni ... More

Keywords: history of University of Chicago, history of the research universities, William Rainey Harper, Robert Maynard Hutchins, liberal education, general education, university finances, university fundraising, Baptists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226242514
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226242651.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John W. Boyer, author
University of Chicago