One hundred years ago Clark University emerged as part of a growing network of American research universities intended to be the peers of any in Europe.
Clark has been marked by scholarly and educational innovation from its chartering in 1887 to its present-day academic programs. The major milestones generally associated with Clark are all here: Robert Goddard and the liquid-fuel rocket, Sigmund Freud's 1909 visit, the origins of "the pill," the founding of the American Psychological Association, and the establishment of psychology and geography as distinctive graduate emphases. These and other, less spectacular developments are placed for the first time in a broader institutional context.
Synthesizing a wide range of documents, interviews, and his own behind-the-scenes institutional experience, Dr. Koelsch has traced the high and low points in the life of a distinguished institution with an unusual degree of frankness. Both Clark and non-Clark readers will find this centennial profile of the Luxembourg of American universities to be an informative and absorbing narrative. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Reviews the book, The Inman Diary: A Public and Private Confession. The book is included in this collection to represent a personal, autobiographical case history, idiographic approach to the topic of suicide. The title page, table of contents, and a portion of the book are reproduced in this chapter. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Description Militant and Triumphant fills a major gap in the historical record of American Catholicism by presenting a vivid, objective portrait of Cardinal William Henry O'Connell and his significance in the church and his times. Reviews "... a lucid biography of one of the least attractive figures in U.S. Catholic history, Boston's Cardinal William Henry O'Connell. While Boston's Catholics have long stated that O'Connell gave them a sense of pride, there was another side to his story and that is the one O'Toole tells so well." -America "Anyone who grows misty-eyed with romantic nostalgia over the good old, pre-Vatican II days of the American church is fated to have his/her eyes blink open with surprise on reading this book. Had Edwin O'Connor known but half the story of the good cardinal that this biography reveals, his Last Hurrah would still be required reading as a cautionary tale in every rectory." -Commonweal
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California, Irvine--History. Typewritten. Abstract: leaves viii-x. Vita: leaf vii. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 191-195). Reproduced by Microfilm-xerography. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International, 1978.--21 cm.
A classic oral history of the American Revolution, The Revolution Remembered uses 79 first-hand accounts from veterans of the war to provide the reader with the feel of what it must have been like to fight and live through America's bloody battle for independence. "In a book fairly bursting with feats of daring, perhaps the most spectacular accomplishment of them all is this volume's transformation of its readers into the grandchildren of Revolutionary War soldiers. . . . An amazing gathering of 79 surrogate Yankee grandparents who tell us in their own words what they saw with their own eyes."âElaine F. Weiss, Christian Science Monitor "Fascinating. . . . [The soldiers'] details fill in significant shadows of history."âHenry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times "It's still good fun two centuries later, overhearing these experiences of the tumult of everyday life and seeing a front-lines view of one of the most unusual armies ever to fight, let alone win."âRichard Martin, Wall Street Journal "One of the most important primary source discoveries from the era. A unique and fresh perspective."âPaul G. Levine, Los Angeles Times
The electronic version of this book has been prepared by scanning TIFF 600 dpi bitonal images of the pages of the text. Original source: Timothy Pickering and the American Republic / Gerard H. Clarfield.; Clarfield, Gerard H.; viii, 320 p. : port. ; 24 cm.; Pittsburgh, PA. :; This electronic text file was created by Optical Character Recognition (OCR). No corrections have been made to the OCR-ed text and no editing has been done to the content of the original document. Encoding has been done through an automated process using the recommendations for Level 2 of the TEI in Libraries Guidelines. Digital page images are linked to the text file.
The legal establishment in the seventeenth century was increasingly hostile to the use of elaborate language and rhetorical flourish; the copiousness and amplification so typical of Puritan discourse, on the other hand, served to suppress the desire to eliminate abstruse and unverifiable terms, concepts, and doctrines from the debates of the day. A firm believer that there ought to exist some sort of fundamental law (a charter) to curb the excesses of government, Roger Williams presided over a shifting sensibility about power and authority.