Saturday, July 9, 2016
Next book: Academic Freedom in the Age of the University
The next book will be Academic Freedom in the Age of the University by Walter Metzger. It's the companion to Richard Hofstadter's Academic Freedom in the Age of the College. Hofstadter's contribution traced US academic history up to 1865, from which point Metzger picks up. The two works are sometimes published as separate volumes (including a copy in my campus's library, hence I originally only blogged Hofstadter's piece) but they were originally published (in 1955) as one volume titled The Development of Academic Freedom in the United States.