Knowledge for Use: Science, Higher Learning, and America's New Industrial Heartland, 1880-1915

Annals of Science 59 (1):1-20 (2002)
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Abstract

In the United States of America, the years from 1880 to 1915 were a period of rapid urbanization, combined in some areas with intense industrialization. This paper explores the creation in cities of the new industrial heartland of new institutions of higher learning. The case studies chosen illustrate varying responses to local needs for scientific and technical expertise, and illuminate how new concepts of higher education in the United States helped to shape the emergent connection between science and industry

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