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The New Southern University: Academic Freedom and Liberalism at UNC

Charles Holden


This book examines the growth of the University of North Carolina (UNC) during the school's formative years between the World Wars. Academic freedom—its history and its current meaning—is often misunderstood within and without the academy. This book takes an “on the ground” approach to the history of academic freedom. It focuses on how in the early 1900s the newly heralded principle of academic freedom led to UNC's role as an expertly trained advocate for improving labor relations and race relations in the South. UNC's reputation as one of the South's leading institutions of higher education d ... More

Keywords: academic freedom, liberalism, segregation, race relations, expertise, higher education, labor relations, progressivism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813134383
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813134383.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Holden, author