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Author Angulo, A. J.

Title William Barton Rogers and the idea of MIT / A.J. Angulo
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 220 pages) : illustrations
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Contents 1. An Uncertain Future -- 2. Tenure in the Tumult -- 3. From Soils to Species -- 4. Advancing and Diffusing -- 5. Thwarted Reform -- 6. Instituting a New Education -- 7. Convergence of Interests -- 8. Reception of the Idea -- 9. This Fatal Year
Summary "Conceptual founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, William Barton Rogers was a highly influential scientific mind and educational reformer of the nineteenth century. A. J. Angulo recounts the largely unknown story of one man's ideas and how they gave way to the creation of one of America's premier institutions of higher learning." "Exploring the intersection of Rogers's educational philosophy and the rise of technical institutes in America, this biography offers a long-overdue account of the man behind MIT."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-212) and index
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Subject Rogers, William Barton, 1804-1882.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- History.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Presidents -- Biography.
College presidents -- Massachusetts -- Biography.
Engineering -- Study and teaching -- United States -- History.
Science -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008013749
ISBN 1421400294
(hbk. ; alk. paper)
(hbk. ; alk. paper)