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Science as Service free pdf Science as Service is a collection of essays that traces the development of the land-grant colleges established by the Morrill Act of 1862, and documents how their faith and efforts in science and technology gave credibility and power to these institutions and their scientists. Science as Service: Establishing and Reformulating American Land-Grant Universities, 1865u1930 is the first of a two-volume study that traces the foundation and evolution of AmericaAEs land-grant institutions. In this expertly curated collection of essays, Alan I Marcus has assembled a tough-minded account of the successes and set-backs of these institutions during the first sixty-five years of their existence. In myriad scenes, vignettes, and episodes from the history of land-grant colleges, these essays demonstrate the defining characteristic of these institui??tions: their willingness to proclaim and pursue science in the service of the publics and students they served. The Morrill Land-Grant College Act of 1862 created a series of institui??tionsuat least one in every state and territoryuwith now familiar names: Michigan State University, Ohio State University, Purdue University, Rutgers University, University of Arizona, and University of California, to name a few. These schools opened educational opportui??nities and pathways to a significant fraction of the American public and gave the United States a global edge in science, technical innovation, and agriculture. Science as Service provides an essential body of literature for underi??standing the transformations of the land-grant colleges established by the Morrill Act in 1862 as well as the considerable impact they had on the history of the United States. Historians of science, technology, and agriculture, along with rural sociologists, public decision and policy makers, educators, and higher education administrators will find this an essential addition to their book collections.

About Alan I. Marcus

Alan I Marcus is the author or coauthor of several publications, includi??ing The Future Is Now: Science and Technology Policy in the United States Since 1950, Building Western Civilization: From the Advent of Writing to the Age of Steam, Cancer from Beef: The DES Controversy, Federal Food Regulai??tion and Consumer Confidence in Modern America , and Technology in America: A Brief History .

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Author : Alan I. Marcus
Publisher : The University of Alabama Press
Data Published : 30 August 2015
ISBN : 0817318682
EAN : 9780817318680
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 360 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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