The Liberal Education of Charles Eliot Norton

Turner, James, 1946-,

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Prologue: The New England Clerisy Shady Hill, 1786-1842 Cambridge and Boston, 1842-1849 The World, 1849-1851 A Merchant in the Unmaking, 1851-1855 Adrift, 1855-1857 A Literary Invalid, 1857-1861 Toward "A Science of Ideal Politics," 1861-1865 The North American, the Nation, and the Nation, 1865-1868 Europe and Erudition, 1868-1872 Interlude Beginning Again, 1873-1878 Fresh Foundations of Learning, 1878-1882 Olympus Ascended, 1882-1886 Years That Bring the Philologic Mind, 1886-1891 To Make Democracy Safe for the World, 1891-1895 The Invention of Western Civilization, 1895-1898 Shady Hill Again, 1898-1908 The Published Writings of Charles Eliot Norton.

"The Liberal Education of Charles Eliot Norton is the first major biography of this towering figure in American journalism, letters, and education. Norton was editor of the North American Review and a founder of the Nation. He was the leading American Dantist of his day, translating the Vita Nuova and the Divine Comedy in what became standard versions. He initiated art history in the college curriculum, organized the field of classical archaeology in the United States, and formulated what has come to be known in college courses as "Western Civilization."" "James Turner's biography offers the first full account of Norton's life and its significance, following him from his perilous travels across India as a young merchant to his role as his country's preeminent cultural critic - an American analogue to John Ruskin and Matthew Arnold, his close friends." "Most importantly, Turner shows how Norton developed the key ideas that still underlie the humanities, historicism, and culture and how his influence endures in America's colleges and universities because of institutions he developed and models he devised. Drawing on nearly a hundred archives in the United States, Britain, and Italy, The Liberal Education of Charles Eliot Norton reveals a new picture of the beginnings of the humanities in American higher education."--Jacket.


Norton, Charles Eliot.

Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865)

Intellectual life.
Criticism--History--United States--19th century.
Authors, American--19th century--Biography.
Journalists--United States--Biography.

United States.
United States--Intellectual life--19th century.

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