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The Organization of knowledge in modern America, 1860-1920 / edited by Alexandra Oleson and John Voss.

; Voss, John, 1917-
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [1979] .
ISBN 9780801821080, 0801821088

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Other Authors Oleson, Alexandra, 1939-
Voss, John, 1917-
Subjects Academies and Institutes -- United States -- History -- Essays.
Aufsatzsammlung.
Education -- United States -- History -- Essays.
Forschung.
Humanities -- United States -- History -- Essays.
Learning and scholarship -- United States.
Learning and scholarship.
Savoir et érudition - États-Unis.
Savoir et érudition -- États-Unis.
Science -- United States -- History -- Essays.
USA.
United States.
Universität.
Universities -- United States -- History -- Essays.
Wissenschaft.
Description xxi, 478 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1979]
©1979
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents From learned society to public museum: the Boston Society of Natural History / Sally Gregory Kohlstedt -- The German academic community / Fritz K. Ringer -- The lamp of learning: Popular lights and shadows / Neil Harris -- Toward an ecology of knowledge: on discipline, context, and history / Charles Rosenburg.
Introduction / Alexandra Oleson and John Voss -- The matrix of specialization / John Higham -- The order of learning in the United States: the ascendency of the university / Edward Shils -- The plural organized worlds of the humanities / Laurence Veysey -- The development of the social sciences / Dorothy Ross -- The physics, mathematics, and chemistry communities: a comparative analysis / Daniel Kelves -- The transformation of a science: T.H. Morgan and the emergence of a new American biology / Garland Allen -- The organization of the agricultural sciences / Margaret W. Rossiter -- The application of science to industry / John Rae -- The American economy and the reorganization of the sources of knowledge / Louis Galambos -- University identity: the teaching and research functions / Hugh Hawkins -- National science in a private foundation: the Carnegie Institution of Washington / Nathan Geingold -- The National Academy of Sciences and the American definition of science / A. Hunter Dupree -- Storehouses and workshops: American libraries and the uses of knowledge / John Y. Cole.
Genre Aufsatzsammlung.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4515071
(OCoLC)ocm04515071
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