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Service as Mandate: How American Land-Grant Universities Shaped the Modern World, 1920-2015

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780817318888
Author(s): Alan I. Marcus
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2016
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: University Alabama Press
Dimensions: 155 x 231 x 38 (w x l x h)
Pages: 376
Pages: 18-22
Series: Nexus
Series Number: 2

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Established by the Morrill Land-Grant College Act of 1862, America's land-grant universities have had far-reaching influences on the United States and the world. Service as Mandate, Alan I Marcus's second edited collection of insightful essays about land-grant universities, explores how these universities have adapted to meet the challenges of the past sixty-five years and how, having done so, they have helped to create the modern world. From their founding, land-grant schools have provided educational opportunities to millions, producing many of the nation's scientific, technical, and agricultural leaders and spawning countless technological and agricultural innovations. Nevertheless, their history has not always been smooth or without controversy or setbacks. These vital centers of learning and research have in fact been redefined and reconceptualized many times and today bear only a cursory resemblance to their original incarnations.
The thirteen essays in this collection explore such themes as the emphasis on food science and home economics, the country life movement, the evolution of a public research system, the rise of aerospace engineering, the effects of the GI Bill, the teaching of military science, the sustainable agriculture movement, and the development of golf-turf science. Woven together, these Please click here to ask a question
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