Index, 1974, Vol. 105 (Classic Reprint)

Index, 1974, Vol. 105 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Index, 1974, Vol. 105 In 1863, after nearly four decades of effort, Massachusetts was awarded an agricultural college by an act of Congress. Competing with Northampton, Lexington and Springfield, Amherst was chosen as the site in 1865. Finally in 1867 the first students were accepted. There were 47 in all who com posed the pioneer class of '71. They paid their $36 tuition and went to work under the supervision of Professor Levi Stockbridge on a campus with no pond and only four build ings (south College among them). There was no lack of skepticism over the experimental college's future, but by 1876 it had earned international repute for successful agri cultural endeavors and President Clark was on his way to Japan to help them establish a similar institution. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 358g
  • English
  • 276 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243201397
  • 9780243201396