Originally published fifty years ago, Princeton, 1746-1896 has taken its place as one of the best institutional histories in America. Yet the book is more than an institutional history just as Princeton University, with its complex religious and political roots and impressive list of faculty and alumni, is more than simply a college. Princeton, 1746-1896 will be valued by some readers as a rich and well-documented commentary on education in early America, and by others as a fascinating collection of biographies of some of the more influential people in American history, including Princeton University President and, later, U. S. President, Woodrow Wilson.
Originally published in 1946.
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"Wertenbaker sketches the first 150 years of Princeton history [and] in doing so he traces, as well, the fascinating development of college education in America.... The book is replete with ... anecdotes and descriptive matter, which, deftly interspersed throughout its pages, breathe life into historical facts.... [Princeton, 1746-1896] deserves a wide and continuing general appeal."--Journal of Higher Education
"Wertenbaker, ... employing a mass of published and unpublished information, well commemorates the growth of Princeton and the services of its chief educators."--The Times Literary Supplement
Hardcover published in 1946