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Cornell: A History, 1940-2015

Glenn C. Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick


This book, a history of Cornell University since 1940, examines the institution in the context of the emergence of the modern research university. It examines Cornell during the Cold War, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, antiapartheid protests, the ups and downs of varsity athletics, the women's movement, the opening of relations with China, and the creation of Cornell NYC Tech. It relates profound, fascinating, and little-known incidents involving the faculty, administration, and student life, connecting them to the “Cornell idea” of freedom and responsibility. With access to all existing ... More

Keywords: civil rights movement, Cornell University, 1940, modern research university, Cornell NYC Tech, freedom, responsibility, Cold War, Vietnam, antiapartheid protests

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780801444258
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801444258.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Glenn C. Altschuler, author
Cornell University

Isaac Kramnick, author