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The People's School

by William Robbins | 30 September 2017
Category: General History
Synopsis
The People's School is a comprehensive history of Oregon State University, placing the institution's story in the context of state, regional, national, and international history. Rather than organizing the narrative around institutional presidencies, Robbins examines the broader context of events, such as wars and economic depressions, that affected life on the Corvallis campus. Agrarian revolts in the last quarter of the nineteenth century affected every Western state, including Oregon. The Spanish-American War, the First World War, the Great Depression of the 1930s, and the Second World War disrupted institutional life, influenced enrollment, curricular strategies, and the number of faculty and staff. Peacetime events, such as Oregon's tax policies, also circumscribed course offerings, hiring and firing, and the allocation of funds to departments, schools, and colleges. This contextual approach is not to suggest that university presidents are unimportant. Benjamin Arnold (1872-1892), appointed president of Corvallis College by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, served well beyond the date (1885) when the State of Oregon assumed control of the agricultural college. Robbins uses central administration records and grass-roots sources-local and state newspapers, student publications (The Barometer, The Beaver ), and multiple and wide-ranging materials published in the university's digitized ScholarsArchive@OSU , a source for the scholarly work of faculty, students, and materials related to the institution's mission and research activities. Other voices-extracurricular developments, local and state politics, campus reactions to national crises-provide intriguing and striking addendums to the university's history.
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Synopsis
The People's School is a comprehensive history of Oregon State University, placing the institution's story in the context of state, regional, national, and international history. Rather than organizing the narrative around institutional presidencies, Robbins examines the broader context of events, such as wars and economic depressions, that affected life on the Corvallis campus. Agrarian revolts in the last quarter of the nineteenth century affected every Western state, including Oregon. The Spanish-American War, the First World War, the Great Depression of the 1930s, and the Second World War disrupted institutional life, influenced enrollment, curricular strategies, and the number of faculty and staff. Peacetime events, such as Oregon's tax policies, also circumscribed course offerings, hiring and firing, and the allocation of funds to departments, schools, and colleges. This contextual approach is not to suggest that university presidents are unimportant. Benjamin Arnold (1872-1892), appointed president of Corvallis College by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, served well beyond the date (1885) when the State of Oregon assumed control of the agricultural college. Robbins uses central administration records and grass-roots sources-local and state newspapers, student publications (The Barometer, The Beaver ), and multiple and wide-ranging materials published in the university's digitized ScholarsArchive@OSU , a source for the scholarly work of faculty, students, and materials related to the institution's mission and research activities. Other voices-extracurricular developments, local and state politics, campus reactions to national crises-provide intriguing and striking addendums to the university's history.
€44.73
134 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery in 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780870718984
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Published - 30/09/2017
Categories - All, Books, Education, Teachers Reference Teaching Skills Aids, All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, General History
No. of Pages - 416
Weight - 0
Edition - 1
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 23
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
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