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Title:Advancing Scholarship in Wartime: The World War I Research Experience and Its Impact on American Higher Education, 1900-1925
Author(s):Worthington, Daniel Edward
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Solberg, Winton U.
Department / Program:History
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, History of
Abstract:Despite the historical significance of wartime science for the academy, historians have largely overlooked the subject. This dissertation corrects this oversight, filling a void in World War I historiography. It analyzes how American universities, represented by a select list of representative institutions, responded to increased demands for advanced knowledge during the war and how this influenced their commitment to scientific investigation and their relationship with government, industry, and other sectors of American life. Specifically, it examines how the crisis atmosphere and material conditions of the war coalesced with existing social and intellectual forces, particularly a well-articulated but undeveloped research-service ideal, to stimulate a strong devotion to research and service among American universities; how this commitment came to dominate these institutions during and after the conflict; and how this affected their role in society in and beyond the postwar years.
Issue Date:1997
Description:941 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9737295
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1997

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