University of Toronto : A History. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed

By: FRIEDLAND, Martin L.

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FRIEDLAND, Martin L. The University of Toronto : A History. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, (2002). First Edition. Pp. (4),[v]-xiii,(1),[1]-764,(6). Illustrated with b&w photis in the text. Thick 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Martin Lawrence Friedland, CC, QC, FRSC (b. September 21, 1932, Toronto). "The University of Toronto is Canada's leading university and one of Canada's most important cultural and scientific institutions. Covering the history of the University from its origins as King's College in 1827 to the present, Martin Friedland weaves together personalities,events, and changing visions and ideas into a remarkable syntheseis. His s cholarly, yet highly readable account presents colourful presidents, professors, and students, notable intellectual figures from Daniel Wilson to Northrop Frye and Marshall McLuhan, and dramatic events such as the admission of women in the 1880s, the University College fire of 1890, involvement in the two world wars, the student protests of the 1960s, and the succesful renewal of the 1980s and 1990s. Friedland draws on archival records, private diaries, oral interviews, and a vast body of secondary literature. He draws also on his own experience of the University as a student in the 1950s and,later, as a faculty member and dean of law who played a part in some of th e critical developments he unfolds. The history of the University of Toronto as recounted by Friedland is intimately connected with events outside theUniversity. The transition in Canadian society, for example, from early de pendence on Great Britain and fear of the United States to the present dominance of American culture and ideas is mirrored in the University. There too can be seen the effects of the two world wars, the cold war, and the Vietnam war. As Canadian society and culture have developed and changed, so toohas the University. The history of the University in a sense is the histor y of Cnada. The first full treatment of the subject in seventy-five years, The University of Toronto: A History is published to coincide with the University's 175th anniversary. Anyone who attended the University of Toronto or who is interested in the growth of Canada's intellectual heritage will enjoy this authoritative ana engaging work." (from the dj). Contents : Prologue. Part One : Beginnings. 1. (1826) A Charter for King's College. 2. (1842) Laying the Cornerstone. 3. (1849) The Creation of the University of Toronto and Trinity College. 4. (1850) Starting Over. 5. (1853) New Professors. 6. (1856) Building University College. 7. (1860) Saving the University. 8. (1871) Science and Technology. 9. (1880) The Admission of Women. Part Two :Federation. 10. (1883) Federation. 11. (1887) More New Professors. 12. (18 87) Medicine. 13. (1889) Law, Dentistry, and Other Professions. 14. (1890) The Fi re and New Construction. 15. (1895) The Strike. Part Three : Aspirations. 16. (1897) Graduate Studies. 17. (1901) The Turn of the Century and the Rise of the Alumni Association. 18. (1905) Whitney and the Royal Commission. 19. (1907) Robert Falconer Chosen . 20. (1908) Falconer's Early Years.21. (1909) Education, Medicine, and the Museum. Part Four : Turbulence. 22 . (1914) The Great War. 23. (1919) Post War. 24. (1922) Research and Graduate Studies. 25. '1926) Good Years. 26. (1931) Depressing Times. 27. (1939) The Second World War. Part Five : Growth. 28. (1944) Changing the Gad. 29. (1950) 'Easy Street'. 30. (1955) Planning tor Growth. 31. (1958) Financing Expansion. 32. (1960) New Colleges. Part Six : Expanding Horizons. 33. (1962) Graduate Studies: From Massey College to the Robarts Library. 34. (1963)Multidisciplinary Bndeavours. 35. (1966) Engineering and Medicine. Part Se cen : Adjustment. 36. (1967) Student Activism. 37. (1971) A New Act. 38. (1975) Sliding down Parnassss. 39. (1980) Financial and Other Conderns. Part Eight : Raising the Sights. 40. (1986) Moving Forward. 41. (1994) Raising the Sights. 42. (1997) Moving up Parnassus. Epilogue: (2000) A Walk through the Campus. Very good in dustjacket. Signed, without inscription, by Friedland on the title page. 40.00

Title: University of Toronto : A History. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed

Author Name: FRIEDLAND, Martin L.

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Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2002, ISBN:0802044298:

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