Harvard Observed: An Illustrated History of the University in the Twentieth Century
Tracing the history of twentieth-century Harvard in the context of national and world events, Harvard Observed shows how changes in the structure and values of American society led the nation's oldest university to reshape itself in the "golden age" before World War I, the lean years of the Great Depression, the crisis years of World War II, and in the aftermath of the turbulent 1960s. Documenting the evolving institutional life of a leading research university, Harvard Observed depicts the unforgettable individuals, academic rites, intellectual arguments, controversies, hoaxes, and fads that became touchstones for successive generations. Illustrations from institutional archives and the files of Harvard Magazine add an irresistible visual dimension. This readable survey will engage anyone with a taste for cultural history, an interest in higher education, or a curiosity about the public and private sides of a complex and unique American institution.
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