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Pedagogues and Protesters

The Harvard College Student Diary of Stephen Peabody, 1767-1768

On April 4, 1768, about one hundred angry Harvard College undergraduates, well over half the student body, left school and went home, in protest against new rules about class preparation. Their action constituted the largest student strike at any colonial American college. Many contemporaries found the cause trivial and the students' decision inexplicable, but in the undergraduates' own minds it was the culmination of months of tensions with the faculty.

Pedagogues and Protesters recounts the year in daily journal entries by Stephen Peabody, a member of the class of 1769. The best surviving account of colonial college life, Peabody's journal documents relationships among students, faculty members, and administrators, as well as the author's relationships with other segments of Massachusetts society. To a full transcription of the entries, Conrad Edick Wright adds detailed annotation and an introduction that focuses on the journal's revealing account of daily life at America's oldest college.

Published in association with Massachusetts Historical Society

About the Author

Conrad Edick Wright is Worthington C. Ford Editor and Director of Research at the Massachusetts Historical Society. His other publications include Revolutionary Generation: Harvard Men and the Consequences of Independence (University of Massachusetts Press, 2005).

Reviews

"I would recommend this book to anyone doing research in the politics or religion of the late colonial or early Revolutionary era; to anyone studying the history of American higher education; and to students of American social and intellectual history, including leisure activities."—Ronald Story, author of Jonathan Edwards and the Gospel of Love

"This is a rare view of early American college life from the bottom—and what an extraordinary view it is. One hopes that Wright's book will lead to further work on this subject."—Robert Allison, author of The Crescent Obscured: The United States and the Muslim World, 1776–1815
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