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ERIC Number: EJ742150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2680
The Emergence of the American University: An International Perspective
Nelson, Adam R.
History of Education Quarterly, v45 n3 p427-437 Fall 2005
In 1979, fourteen years after publishing his landmark work, "The Emergence of the American University," Laurence R. Veysey wrote a forward-looking article for the "American Quarterly" titled "The Autonomy of American History Reconsidered." In his article, Veysey suggested that the time had come to rewrite American history from a more international point of view. Challenging theories of American exceptionalism and national distinctiveness, Veysey called for more detailed comparisons of the cultural, political, and economic development of the world's industrialized democracies. In this article, the author discusses Veysey's treatment of the history of the American university. Historians of American higher education, including Veysey, have long recognized the degree to which the development of the "American" research university depended on international scholarly exchange. The author also discusses the historians' perspectives of the history of American University. (Contains 24 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States