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Woodrow Wilson
Newly Arrived Prof. Woodrow Wilson Wants an American History Program at Princeton He laments ""the fact that there is no special and permanent provision in our course of study for instruction in American history..."".
24/10/1890. Wilson was something of a prodigy. Just a decade after graduating from Princeton in 1879, he was already the well-known author of Congressional Government and The State, and holder of a fine teaching position at Wesleyan. In the summer of 1889, the new president of his beloved alma mater, Francis Patton, suggested he return there to join the faculty. The agreement of the Princeton Board of Trustees to the appointment was required, and its conservative members, knowing of Wilson’s progressivism, were hesitant.However, in February 1890 Wilson was elected to the Chair of Jurisprudence and Political Economy, and in September 1890 found himself back at Princeton. His arrival caused a sensation and more than half the eligible students signed up for his course in public law. The future historian, Frederick Jackson Turner, wrote “Dr. Wilson is here. Homely, solemn, young, glum, but with that fire in his face and eye that means that its possessor is not of the common crowd.â€┬ŁAs professor of jurisprudence, Wilson built up a strong pre-law curriculum. He was soon voted the university’s most popular teacher and became friend and counselor to countless students attracted by his warmth and high-mindedness. He also wrote two best-selling books, a biography and a history, and spoke to audiences far and near. During the sesquicentennial celebration of 1896, he delivered the keynote address, ""Princeton in the Nation's Service,"" and in 1902 became university president. All told he remained at Princeton for two decades.It is a strange and interesting anomaly that one of t … [Click Below for Full Description]
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