Adapting to America: Catholics, Jesuits, and Higher by William P. Leahy

By William P. Leahy

Professor Leahy recounts the educational tensions among non secular ideals and highbrow inquiry, and discover the social alterations that experience affected larger schooling and American Catholicism all through this century. He makes an attempt to give an explanation for why the numerous development of Catholic faculties and universities was once no longer consistently matched via concomitant educational esteem within the better global of yank better schooling.

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Page xiii Acknowledgments I want to thank those who contributed so much during the conceptualization, research, and writing of this work. The Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus provided greatly appreciated financial assistance, the Jesuit Communities at Santa Clara and Marquette Universities could not have been more supportive of me, and members of the History Department at Marquette University, especially Dr. Thomas Hachey, the chairman, have been most helpful. The staffs of the various archives and libraries that I visited during my research also deserve special thanks.

6 Protestants and their ideas had dominated American society from its Puritan beginnings, while the status of Catholicism had always been precarious. But rising Catholic immigration after 1820 disrupted the existing social and economic order. " Catholics in New York City further upset the status quo in the early 1840s, objecting that textbooks Page 3 and hiring policies in the city's public schools favored Protestantism. Led by their bishop, John Hughes, they initiated a campaign for tax money to operate a separate school system.

They believed that education should prepare students for useful service and to meet contemporary needs, ideas culminating in the organization of land grant institutions and professional schools. But Thorstein Veblen and others, influenced by German universities, urged a focus on research and encouraged specialization. The third group, a distinct but vocal minority counting Irving Babbitt, George Woodberry, and Josiah Royce as members, could be described as secular humanists. They reacted against the emphases on utility and minute investigation; and much like traditional educators, they sought to maintain a humane, liberal culture.

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