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From the Cast-Iron Shore is part personal memoir and part participant-observer’s educational history. As president emeritus at Williams College in Massachusetts, Francis Oakley details its progression from a fraternity-dominated institution in the 1950s to the leading liberal arts college it is today, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

Oakley’s own life frames this transformation. He talks of growing up in England, Ireland, and Canada, and his time as a soldier in the British Army, followed by his years as a student at Yale University. As an adult, Oakley’s provocative writings on church authority stimulated controversy among Catholic scholars in the years after Vatican II. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Medieval Academy of America, and an Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, he has written extensively on medieval intellectual and religious life and on American higher education.

Oakley combines this account of his life with reflections on social class, the relationship between teaching and research, the shape of American higher education, and the challenge of educational leadership in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. The book is an account of the life of a scholar who has made a deep impact on his historical field, his institution, his nation, and his church, and will be of significant appeal to administrators of liberal arts colleges and universities, historians, medievalists, classicists, and British and American academics.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Series page, Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Prelude
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Part I - Liverpool
  1. 1. The Secure Realm of BEFORE
  2. pp. 3-21
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  1. 2. The Shadowed World of AFTER
  2. pp. 22-31
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  1. 3. Trajectories of Fear
  2. pp. 32-42
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  1. 4. Ad majorem dei gloriam
  2. pp. 43-72
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  1. Part II - Lissananny, Oxford, Toronto, Cambridge (MA), Preston, Aldershot, Catterick, Gloucester, New Haven
  1. 5. Poblacht na hÉireann
  2. pp. 75-91
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  1. 6. Collegium Corporis Christi
  2. pp. 92-122
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  1. 7. Oh, Canada!
  2. pp. 123-153
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  1. 8. On Her Majesty’s Service
  2. pp. 154-195
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  1. 9. Lux et veritas
  2. pp. 196-224
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  1. Part III - Williamstown
  1. 10. Williamstown and Its College
  2. pp. 227-238
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  1. 11. Encountering the Old Williams
  2. pp. 239-269
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  1. 12. The Transformative Sixties (i): The New Williams
  2. pp. 270-295
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  1. 13. The Transformative Sixties (ii): The Second Vatican Council
  2. pp. 296-315
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  1. 14. Vita contemplativa: Teaching and Research
  2. pp. 316-338
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  1. 15. Vita activa (i): Matters of Governance
  2. pp. 339-359
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  1. 16. Vita activa (ii): The Administrative Turn
  2. pp. 360-394
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  1. 17. Presidential Years (i): The Job: Nature, Range, and Variety
  2. pp. 395-413
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  1. 18. Presidential Years (ii): Organization, Appointments, and Initiatives
  2. pp. 414-446
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  1. 19. Presidential Years (iii): Principal Challenges Confronted
  2. pp. 447-488
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  1. 20. Aftermath
  2. pp. 489-498
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  1. Postlude
  2. pp. 499-502
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. 503
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  1. Citations
  2. pp. 504-508
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 509-526
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  1. Image Plates
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780268104030
MARC Record
OCLC
1057729188
Pages
520
Launched on MUSE
2018-12-03
Language
English
Open Access
No
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