Saturday, September 27, 2014

"The Founders and the Idea of a National University"

New from Cambridge University Press: The Founders and the Idea of a National University: Constituting the American Mind by George Thomas.

About the book, from the publisher:
This book examines the ideas of the founders with regard to establishing a national university and what those ideas say about their understanding of America. It offers the first study on the idea of a national university and how the founders understood it as an important feature in an educational system that would sustain the American experiment in democracy. Their ideas about education suggest that shaping the American mind is essential to the success of the Constitution and that this is something that future generations would need to continue to do.
George Thomas is Associate Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College. He previously taught at Williams College. He is the author of The Madisonian Constitution, as well as numerous articles and essays on American constitutionalism.

--Marshal Zeringue