Rot, Riot, and Rebellion
Mr. Jefferson's Struggle to Save the University That Changed America
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||University of Virginia Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $24.95|
| Book Description: |
Thomas Jefferson had a radical dream for higher education. Designed to become the first modern public university, the University of Virginia was envisioned as a liberal campus with no religious affiliation, with elective courses and student self-government. Nearly two centuries after the university's creation, its success now seems preordained--its founder, after all, was a great American genius. Yet what many don't know is that Jefferson's university almost failed.