Grinnell College in the nineteenth century : from salvation to service /

"In this most engaging history of one of America's premier liberal arts colleges, Wall captures far more than the formation and growth of Grinnell College, Iowa. It is also a story about organized religion and religious values in nineteenth-century America, about westward expansion across...

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Main Author: Wall, Joseph Frazier
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Ames : Iowa State University Press, 1997.
Edition:First edition.
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Summary:"In this most engaging history of one of America's premier liberal arts colleges, Wall captures far more than the formation and growth of Grinnell College, Iowa. It is also a story about organized religion and religious values in nineteenth-century America, about westward expansion across the Mississippi River, and about town building on the prairies."--BOOK JACKET. "Strong personalities drive the early college: Leonard and Sarah Parker, George F. Magoun, George Herron, Carrie Rand, Martha Foote Crowe, and above all, George Augustus Gates. Wall's quotations from personal letters and college minutes illuminate their backgrounds, motivations, and aspirations."--BOOK JACKET. "The book was originally commissioned by President George Drake as a sesquicentennial history of the college. This volume contains the story Wall had completed when he died. Mrs Bea Wall finished her husband's last chapter."--BOOK JACKET.
Physical Description:xxii, 315 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-298) and index.
ISBN:0813829895 (alk. paper)