By Kenneth H. Wheeler
In this bold e-book, Kenneth Wheeler revises our figuring out of the nineteenth-century American Midwest by means of reconsidering an establishment that was once pivotal in its making—the small collage. in the course of the antebellum a long time, americans outfitted a amazing variety of schools in
the Midwest that may support domesticate their local id. via better schooling, the values of individuals residing north and west of the Ohio River shaped the root of a brand new Midwestern culture.
Cultivating Regionalism indicates how collage founders outfitted strong associations of upper studying during this socially and ethnically various milieu. opposite to standard knowledge, those schools have been a lot various than their opposite numbers within the East and South—not by-product of them as many
historians recommend. handbook exertions courses, for example, nurtured a Midwestern zeal for connecting brain and physique. And the coeducation of guys and girls at those faculties exploded gender norms during the region.
Students rising from those faculties may eventually form the ethos of the revolutionary period and in huge numbers take in clinical research as an expression in their egalitarian, production-oriented education. greater than a background of those antebellum colleges, this elegantly conceived paintings exposes the interaction in regionalism among inspiration and action—who antebellum Midwesterners imagined they have been and the way they equipped their schools in targeted ways.
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Cultivating Regionalism: Higher Education and the Making of the American Midwest (Early American places) by Kenneth H. Wheeler