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Based largely on archival sources in the United States and Rome, this book documents the evolution of Fordham from a small diocesan college into a major American Jesuit and Catholic university. It places the development of Fordham within the context of the massive expansion of Catholic higher education that took place in the United States in the twentieth century. This was reflected at Fordham in its transformation from a local commuter college to a predominantly residential institution that now attracts students from 48 states and 65 foreign countries to its three undergraduate schools and seven graduate and professional schools with an enrollment of more than 15,000 students. This is honest history that gives due credit to Fordham for its many academic achievements, but it also recognizes that Fordham shared the shortcomings of many Catholic colleges in the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. There was an ongoing struggle between Jesuit faculty who wished to adhere closely to the traditional Jesuit ratio studiorum and those who recognized the need for Fordham to modernize its curriculum to meet the demands of the regional accrediting agencies. In recent decades, like virtually all American Catholic universities and colleges, the ownership of Fordham has been transferred from the Society of Jesus to a predominantly lay board of trustees. At the same time, the sharp decline in the number of Jesuit administrators and faculty has intensified the challenge of offering a first-rate education while maintaining Fordham's Catholic and Jesuit identity.

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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. 1 Commencement Day, 1845
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. 2 Founding Father
  2. pp. 5-27
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  1. 3 A Few Lonely Frenchmenin a Strange Land
  2. pp. 28-50
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  1. 4 Return of the Blackrobes
  2. pp. 51-71
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  1. 5 Uneasy Neighbors: Jesuit College and Diocesan Seminary
  2. pp. 72-96
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  1. 6 New York City’s Other Jesuit College
  2. pp. 97-121
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  1. 7 Et in Arcadia Ego: The Gilded Age at Rose Hill
  2. pp. 122-148
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  1. 8 The End of the Little Liberal Arts College
  2. pp. 149-177
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  1. 9 From College to University
  2. pp. 178-200
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  1. 10 The Fordham University School of Law
  2. pp. 201-231
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  1. 11 The Graduate School of Social Service
  2. pp. 232-258
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  1. 12 The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  2. pp. 259-280
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  1. 13 Fordham Downtown, Uptown, All Around the Town
  2. pp. 281-310
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  1. 14 World War II and After
  2. pp. 311-333
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  1. 15 The Halcyon Years
  2. pp. 334-348
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  1. 16 Slouching Toward the Sixties
  2. pp. 349-368
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  1. 17 Fordham’s Decade of Three Presidents
  2. pp. 369-386
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  1. 18 Quasi-Revolution on Campus
  2. pp. 387-410
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  1. 19 War and Peace
  2. pp. 411-434
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  1. 20 The New “Normalcy”
  2. pp. 435-460
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  1. 21 Approaching the Sesquicentennial
  2. pp. 461-492
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  1. Presidents of St. John’s College and Fordham University
  2. pp. 493-494
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 495-498
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 499-506
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 507-540
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780823271542
Related ISBN
9780823271511
MARC Record
OCLC
936234589
Pages
400
Launched on MUSE
2016-04-25
Language
English
Open Access
No
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