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The New Southern University

Academic Freedom and Liberalism at Unc (New Directions in Southern History)

Charles J. Holden


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The creation of the "modern university" dates back to the early 1900s when American professors fashioned for their institutions a mission of social service and defined themselves as truth-seekers whose expertise would bring social benefits. These academics also introduced a new idea to the American public: academic freedom. In 1925, University of North Carolina President Harry Woodburn Chase proclaimed, "What the university believes with all its heart, is that a teacher has a right to state the.

University Press of Kentucky, 9780813134383, 224pp.

Publication Date: December 25, 2011

About the Author

Charles J. Holden, professor of history at St. Mary's College of Maryland, is the author of In the Great Maelstrom: Conservatives in Post--Civil War South Carolina. He lives in Solomons, Maryland.