## A Century of Mathematics in America, Part 1In the 100 years since the founding of the AMS, the American mathematical community has grown from a small group heavily dependent on European mathematicians to a large and influential group that in many areas sets the standard for the rest of the world. By the 1930s, there was a flourishing mathematical community to welcome the influx of mathematicians fleeing Europe. This volume, the first in the History of Mathematics series, brings together a variety of perspectives on the political, social, and mathematical forces that have shaped the American mathematical community in the past century. To download free chapters of this book, click here. |

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### Contents

The Beginnings of The American Mathematical Society | 13 |

Thomas S Fiske and Charles S Peirce | 41 |

Luther Pfahler Eisenhart | 57 |

Some Mathematical Reminiscences | 79 |

Memories of Bygone Meetings | 93 |

Oswald Veblen | 119 |

Refugee Mathematicians in the United States of America | 175 |

Reminiscences of a Mathematical Immigrant in the U S | 201 |

Mathematics and Mathematicians in WWII | 303 |

A Brief History of the Computer | 311 |

Concepts and Categories in Perspective | 323 |

Mathematical Biography | 367 |

American Differential GeometrySome Personal Notes | 375 |

Reminiscences of Forty Years as a Mathematician | 405 |

The Purge | 413 |

The Use of Mathematics | 429 |

The European Mathematicians Migration to America | 231 |

Irving Kaplansky | 245 |

A Half Century of Reviewing | 265 |

The Mathematical Sciences and World War Service | 275 |

Reminiscences of Bletchley Park 19421945 | 291 |

Algorithmic Themes | 439 |

The Classification of the Finite Simple Groups | 447 |

Acknowledgments | 477 |

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A Century of Mathematics in America Peter L. Duren,Richard Askey,Uta C. Merzbach Limited preview - 1989 |

A Century of Mathematics in America, Part 2 Peter L. Duren,Uta C. Merzbach No preview available - 1989 |

A Century of Mathematics in America, Part 2 Peter L. Duren,Uta C. Merzbach No preview available - 1989 |

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