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Rooted on Blue Stone Hill: A History of James Madison University Nancy Bondurant Jones

Rooted on Blue Stone Hill: A History of James Madison University

Nancy Bondurant Jones

Published July 15th 2005
ISBN : 9781930066175
Hardcover
287 pages
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Richly illustrated with historic and contemporary images, this concise, popular history traces James Madison Universitys growth from a normal school dedicated to polishing young women for lives as public school teachers and domestic helpmates to itsMoreRichly illustrated with historic and contemporary images, this concise, popular history traces James Madison Universitys growth from a normal school dedicated to polishing young women for lives as public school teachers and domestic helpmates to its current status as an outstanding university of regional and national stature. The books narrative chronicles the achievements of each of the schools first four presidents while providing an intimate portrait of student life during each era, including the reminiscences and recollections of numerous alumni throughout the twentieth century. An epilogue summarizes the agenda that JMUs current and fifth president, Linwood H. Rose, has set for the institution as it approaches its centennial anniversary in 2008. This engaging history will appeal to students and parents, alumni, and readers interested in the history of higher education in Virginia and the nation.