Science as Service: Establishing and Reformulating American Land-Grant Universities, 1865-1930 (NEXUS: New Histories of Science, Technology, the Envir

Science as Service: Establishing and Reformulating American Land-Grant Universities, 1865-1930 (NEXUS: New Histories of Science, Technology, the Envir

By: Alan I. Marcus (editor), Mark D. Hersey (series_editor), Alexandra E. Hui (series_editor), Alan I. Marcus (series_editor)Hardback

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Science as Service is a collection of essays that traces the development of the land-grant colleges established by the Morrill Act of 1862, and documents how their faith and efforts in science and technology gave credibility and power to these institutions and their scientists.Science as Service: Establishing and Reformulating American Land-Grant Universities, 1865-1930 is the first of a two-volume study that traces the foundation and evolution of America's land-grant institutions. In this expertly curated collection of essays, Alan I Marcus has assembled a tough-minded account of the successes and set-backs of these institutions during the first sixty-five years of their existence. In myriad scenes, vignettes, and episodes from the history of land-grant colleges, these essays demonstrate the defining characteristic of these institu-tions: their willingness to proclaim and pursue science in the service of the publics and students they served.The Morrill Land-Grant College Act of 1862 created a series of institu-tions-at least one in every state and territory-with now familiar names: Michigan State University, Ohio State University, Purdue University, Rutgers University, University of Arizona, and University of California, to name a few. These schools opened educational opportu-nities and pathways to a significant fraction of the American public and gave the United States a global edge in science, technical innovation, and agriculture.Science as Service provides an essential body of literature for under-standing the transformations of the land-grant colleges established by the Morrill Act in 1862 as well as the considerable impact they had on the history of the United States. Historians of science, technology, and agriculture, along with rural sociologists, public decision and policy makers, educators, and higher education administrators will find this an essential addition to their book collections.

About Author

Alan I Marcus is the author or coauthor of several publications, includ-ing The Future Is Now: Science and Technology Policy in the United States Since 1950, Building Western Civilization: From the Advent of Writing to the Age of Steam, Cancer from Beef: The DES Controversy, Federal Food Regula-tion and Consumer Confidence in Modern America, and Technology in America: A Brief History.

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  • ISBN13: 9780817318680
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9780817318680
  • ISBN10: 0817318682

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