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Colleges for Our Land and Time, The Land-Grant Idea in American Education


reviewed by Merle L. Borrowman 1958

coverTitle: Colleges for Our Land and Time, The Land-Grant Idea in American Education
Author(s): Edward Danforth Eddy, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Mr. Eddy's Colleges for Our Land and Time, a sort of Horatio Alger story of the land-grant colleges, is loaded with fact. If one wishes to know the number of home demonstration agents employed in 1936, the number of books in selected land-grant college libraries in 1876, the date at which certain subjects entered the college curriculum, the 1948 budget for the Alaskan extension service, the number of students who, in 1870, contributed manual labor to Iowa State's farm, or any of several thousand additional facts, this book has the answers. For this reason alone, the student of the history of higher education in America can perhaps ill afford to ignore Mr. Eddy's book; and those who share the author's great enthusiasm for agricultural, home economics, engineering, and extension education will certainly not want to miss it. Mr. Eddy has written a success story pure and simple. He carries us through... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 59 Number 6, 1958, p. 357-357
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4468, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 4:43:21 PM

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