The Founders And The Idea Of A National University by George Thomas

Full Title: The Founders And The Idea Of A National University: Constituting The American Mind
Author/Editor(s): George Thomas (1970-)
ISBN: 1107083435, 9781107083431
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published Place: New York NY
Published/Copyright Year: 2015
Language: English
Physical Description: 24 cm
LCCN: 2014020253
Number of pages: 241 (x, 241 pages)
Categories:
Education, Higher > United States > Philosophy
Education, Higher > Aims And Objectives > United States
Founding Fathers Of The United States
Education And State > United States
Constitutional History > United States
Democracy And Education > United States
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century > Bisacsh

Content:
"This book examines the ideas of the Founders with regard to establishing a national university and what those ideas say about their understanding of America. It offers the first study on the idea of a national university and how the Founders understood it as an important feature in an educational system that would sustain the American experiment in democracy. Their ideas about education suggest that shaping the American mind is essential to the success of the Constitution and that this is something that future generations would need to continue to do"

Provided by publisher.
"Constituting the American Mind is about early efforts to establish a national university and what those efforts say about the nature and logic of American Constitutionalism. This book offers the first in depth study of the efforts to establish a national university from a constitutional perspective. While mostly noted in passing, the national university was put forward by every president from Washington to John Quincy Adams as a necessary supplement to the formal institutions of government; it would help constitute the American mind in a manner that carried forward the ideas the constitution rested on including, for example, the separation of the "civic" from the "theological.""

Provided by publisher.
Introduction; 1. The national-university vision and American constitutionalism; 2. The national university and constitutional limits; 3. The national university and state institutions; 4. Constituting the university; 5. Education, the national university, and constituting national identity; 6. The civic dimensions of American constitutionalism; Conclusion: the Constitution and the American mind.

Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Electronic Resources:
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ISBNPlus ID: UPE.BW94.10904-11-2071388
Other ID: 886380957(OCLC)
Nature: Bibliographies
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: LA227 .T56 2014
Dewey Decimal: 378.001
Released Date: 20150126

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APA Style:
Thomas, G. (2015). The Founders And The Idea Of A National University: Constituting The American Mind. New York NY: Cambridge University Press.

MLA Style:
Thomas, George. The Founders And The Idea Of A National University: Constituting The American Mind. New York NY: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Print.

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Thomas, George. The Founders And The Idea Of A National University: Constituting The American Mind. New York NY: Cambridge University Press, 2015.