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Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue
1. Berkeley, 1932
2. Bohemian Berkeley
3. Revolutionary Berkeley
4. Color, Creed, and Gender
5. Coping with the Depression
6. The Decline of Honor
7. Sproul
8. Lecturing as an Art Form
9. On a Note of Applause
10. Giants in the Hills
11. Teggart
12. Years with the Octopus
13. The Faculty, Yes
14. Berkeley Goes to War: The End of an Era
Index

About the Author

Robert Nisbet (1913-1996) was Albert Schweitzer Professor Emeritus of the Humanities at Columbia University, USA. Some of his books include The Sociological Tradition, History of the Idea of Progress, and Metaphor and History.

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"Anyone connected with California-as alumnus, student, or faculty member-will revel in a new book called Teachers and Scholars. . . . [Nisbet's] memoir is a charming reminder of such loyalty, not only to a university but also to the ideas of a free society." --William K. Muir, California Monthly "Rober Nisbet's memoir of the University of California's golden age begins in 1932, when he arrived in Berkeley as a freshman. He stayed through graduate school in sociology and became an assistant professor until World War II cut short his career at Cal. Simultaneously . . . Berkeley ceased to be a paradise. This touching, often elegantly written book argues, like Henry May's earlier account, that Berkeley was a special place in the 1930s. . . . [T]he author offers rare insight into a time which, he insists, marked a transition between an older-style American university created in the early 1900s and the graduate student-oriented research university that emerged after World War II." --W. J. Rorabaugh, History of Education Quarterly "What we can learn from this memoir is . . . the importance of teaching in universities, portraits of some "great" teachers, and the transformative effect of World War II on universities. . . . This 'Memoir of Berkeley in Depression and War' is a nostalgic visit to the past." --Robert R. Sherman, Educational Studies "This memoir is a delightful account of a scholar's affection for the University of California at Berkeley. . . . Today Berkeley is among the outstanding research universities of the world; but for Nisbet in the 1930s, it was a collection of great teachers who, despite earned scholarly reputations, were devoted to undergraduate teaching." --Rosemary Park, Change
-Anyone connected with California-as alumnus, student, or faculty member-will revel in a new book called Teachers and Scholars. . . . [Nisbet's] memoir is a charming reminder of such loyalty, not only to a university but also to the ideas of a free society.- --William K. Muir, California Monthly -Rober Nisbet's memoir of the University of California's golden age begins in 1932, when he arrived in Berkeley as a freshman. He stayed through graduate school in sociology and became an assistant professor until World War II cut short his career at Cal. Simultaneously . . . Berkeley ceased to be a paradise. This touching, often elegantly written book argues, like Henry May's earlier account, that Berkeley was a special place in the 1930s. . . . [T]he author offers rare insight into a time which, he insists, marked a transition between an older-style American university created in the early 1900s and the graduate student-oriented research university that emerged after World War II.- --W. J. Rorabaugh, History of Education Quarterly -What we can learn from this memoir is . . . the importance of teaching in universities, portraits of some -great- teachers, and the transformative effect of World War II on universities. . . . This 'Memoir of Berkeley in Depression and War' is a nostalgic visit to the past.- --Robert R. Sherman, Educational Studies -This memoir is a delightful account of a scholar's affection for the University of California at Berkeley. . . . Today Berkeley is among the outstanding research universities of the world; but for Nisbet in the 1930s, it was a collection of great teachers who, despite earned scholarly reputations, were devoted to undergraduate teaching.- --Rosemary Park, Change

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