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  • A History of Eastern Kentucky Universityby William E. Ellis

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) in Richmond, Kentucky, celebrated its centennial in 2006. EKU has had a colorful history, from the political quandaries surrounding the inception of its predecessor institutions to its financial difficulties during the Depression to its maturing as a leading regional university. Reflecting on the social, economic,... more...

  • The University of Louisvilleby Dwayne D. Cox; William J. Morison

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Dwayne Cox and William Morison trace the twists and turns of the University of Louisville's two hundred year journey from provincial academy to national powerhouse. From the 1798 charter that established Jefferson Seminary to the 1998 opening of Papa John Stadium, Cox and Morison reveal the unique and fascinating history of the university's evolution.... more...

  • Western Kentucky Universityby Lowell H. Harrison

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Most Hilltoppers believe that Western Kentucky University is unique. They take pride in its lovely campus, its friendly spirit, the loyalty of its alumni, and its academic and athletic achievements. But Western's development also illustrates a major trend in American higher education during the past century. Scores of other institutions have followed... more...

  • Keeping the University Free and Growingby Herman Lee Donovan

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    During the fifteen years of Herman L. Donovan's presidency (1941-56), the University of Kentucky entered a new era of maturity as an educational institution. The period was characterized by many administrative crises, such as those arising from the flood of veteran students following World War II, the rapidly rising costs of maintenance and expansion,... more...

  • The University of Kentuckyby Carl B. Cone

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    When the University of Kentucky was begun in 1865, it was merely an adjunct of a denominational college in Lexington. From that humble beginning has come a proud institution with an enrollment of 56,000 and with students, faculty, and facilities spread across a landscape extending to the boundaries of the Commonwealth. The University's graduates now... more...

  • Randolph Macon College in the Early Yearsby John Caknipe Jr.

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book summarizes the history of the first Randolph Macon College, and how it intertwined with the Boydton, Virginia, community. While in Boydton, almost 300 students applied for and took a degree. This book tracks the lives of these graduates, many from before college, after graduation, throughout their participation in the Confederate government... more...

  • The Rhetoric of Remediationby Jane Stanley

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    American universities have long professed dismay at the writing proficiency levels of entrants, and the volume of this complaint has been directly correlated to social, political, or economic currents. Many universities, in their rhetoric, have defined high need for remediation as a crisis point in order to garner state funding or to manage admissions.... more...

  • The Way It Wasby Duane C. Spriestersbach

    University of Iowa Press 1753; US$ 30.00

    The fall of 1964 was an exciting time at the University of Iowa. Its fourteenth president, Howard Bowen, had just arrived, and on a sunny October afternoon he made his first speech to the faculty. This occasion was note worthy enough?former president Virgil Hancher had held the job for twenty-four years?to attract the attention of a professor of... more...

  • Verita$by Shin Eun-jung; John Trumpbour

    PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    A critical examination of Harvard?s monumental but disconcerting global influence and power, this book examines aspects of Harvard?s history not generally known. The book begins with analysis of Harvard?s involvement in the Salem Witch and Sacco-Vanzetti trials. Similarly disquieting, Harvard provided students as strikebreakers in both the 1912 Bread... more...

  • The Village on the Plainby Dwayne Cox

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 39.95

    Long overdue for an institutional history, Auburn University possesses a rich and storied past. Dwayne Cox?s The Village on the Plain traces the school?s history in authoritative detail from its origins as a private college through its emergence as a complex land-grant university.   Originally founded prior to the Civil War with an emphasis... more...