The Founders and the Idea of a National University

The Founders and the Idea of a National University

Written by: George Thomas

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  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: 2014-11-28
  • ISBN-10: 9781107083431
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"Constituting the American Mind is about early efforts to establish a national university and what those efforts say about the nature and logic of American Constitutionalism. This book offers the first in depth study of the efforts to establish a national university from a constitutional perspective. While mostly noted in passing, the national university was put forward by every president from Washington to John Quincy Adams as a necessary supplement to the formal institutions of government; it would help constitute the American mind in a manner that carried forward the ideas the constitution rested on including, for example, the separation of the "civic" from the "theological.""--

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