Sunday, January 27, 2013

Economic History of Harvard College in the Puritan Period

"Out of Smalle Beginings..." An Economic History of Harvard College in the Puritan Period, by Margery Somers Foster, was published in 1962 by Belknap Press of the Harvard University Press. Foster's research provides a fascinating view of life during Harvard's early years from 1636 to 1712 by focusing on institutional financial records.

John R. Thelin noted in his supplemental bibliography for his 1990 edition of Frederick Rudolph's The American College & University: A History that, "One searches in vain for comparable researches and publications by and about other American colleges and universities--even though Foster's intensive case study tied to economic concepts was well suited to the institutional history genre."