Originally published fifty years ago, Princeton, 1746-1896 has taken its place as one of the best institutional histories in America. Yet the book is more than an institutional history just as Princeton University, with its complex religious and political roots and impressive list of faculty and alumni, is more than simply a college. Princeton, 1746-1896 will be valued by some readers as a rich and well-documented commentary on education in early America, and by others as a fascinating collection of biographies of some of the more influential people in American history, including Princeton University President and, later, U. S. President, Woodrow Wilson.
Originally published in 1946.
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Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker
With a new preface by John M. Murrin