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Never Tease a Dinosaur

reviewed by Edward Joseph Shoben, Jr. - 1962

coverTitle: Never Tease a Dinosaur
Author(s): J. F. Hannan
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Like most things American, our institutions of higher learning are hybrids. Like most hybrids, they are remarkably hardy and adaptive, and their genetic history is both instructive and often colored by amusing incidents and accidents. That history has been handsomely told by Frederick Rudolph, whose The American College and University (New York: Knopf, 1962. Pp. 516. $6.75) is as engaging as it is authoritative. He documents the theme of hybridization from the inauspicious founding of Harvard College in 1636 to the sprawling enterprise of today, consisting at the start of the present decade of over 2,000 campuses and enrolling over four million students. As Dr. Rudolph, a Williams College historian, reads the record, once the colonial period was past and the new nationalism safely launched, the higher learning in America was subjected to steady conflict by the English traditions of the paternalistic and residential college and by the continental emphases... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 2, 1962, p. 181-181
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2955, Date Accessed: 5/31/2020 1:25:43 PM

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