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John William Ward

Author : Kim Townsend
ISBN : 9780943184180
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This first-ever biography of John William Ward, the fourteenth president of Amherst College, explores the roots of his idealism and covers his presidency, his later success in Massachusetts politics, and the events leading up to his eventual suicide. President from 1971 to 1979, Ward served during a tumultuous period in the history of the elite liberal arts college, and in the history of the nation. He presided over the once all-male college's transition to coeducation, worked to support African-American students in their fight for equality and justice, and was arrested for civil disobedience in protest against the Vietnam War. Ward was emblematic of his time. Idealist that he was, he tried to make Amherst College a model of a democratic society. Defeated in ugly battles with the faculty, Ward resigned as president but went on to great success in the rougher world of Massachusetts politics. He made headlines for his leadership of a state commission that spent more than two years investigating corruption in the awarding of building contracts, resulting in the passage of laws that guaranteed reforms. This long-overdue volume is the first complete study of Ward--a self-made man, proof that the American Dream could come true, but who ultimately saw his personal and professional life collapse. It sheds light on Amherst College, on higher education more broadly, on suicide, and on the United States in the 1960s and '70s.

Henry Ford Ignorant Idealist

Author : David E. Nye
ISBN : UOM:39015071144847
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Reader S Guide To American History

Author : Peter J. Parish
ISBN : 9781134261895
Genre : Reference
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There are so many books on so many aspects of the history of the United States, offering such a wide variety of interpretations, that students, teachers, scholars, and librarians often need help and advice on how to find what they want. The Reader's Guide to American History is designed to meet that need by adopting a new and constructive approach to the appreciation of this rich historiography. Each of the 600 entries on topics in political, social and economic history describes and evaluates some 6 to 12 books on the topic, providing guidance to the reader on everything from broad surveys and interpretive works to specialized monographs. The entries are devoted to events and individuals, as well as broader themes, and are written by a team of well over 200 contributors, all scholars of American history.

The Discontented Society

Author : LeRoy Ashby
ISBN : UOM:39015002378035
Genre : Political Science
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The History Teacher

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Genre : Electronic journals
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Riot Rout And Tumult

Author : Roger Lane
ISBN : PSU:000024287470
Genre : Social Science
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Predecessors

Author : Rob Kroes
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110125346
Genre : Political Science
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The American Review Of Reviews

Author : Albert Shaw
ISBN : UOM:39015027769895
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American Education

Author : Lawrence Arthur Cremin
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Positive Expectations Of America S World Role

Author : Frank LeRoy Klingberg
ISBN : UVA:X002782280
Genre : History
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This book looks at America's place in history. It displays the realistic idealism evident in American presidents, and apparent throughout American foreign policy and all of its changes.

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