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BUREAU OF EDUCATION
CIRCULAR OF INFORMATION NO. 2, 1887
STUDY OF HISTORY
AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
HERBERT B. ADAMS, Ph. D.
LIBRARY OF THE
"I have a belief that one of the best ways to master a vast subject is to take one part of it and learn to understand it intelligently in its obvious bearings, and then another part, and then still another; and if we shall then put these known parts side by side in our minds and compare them together, their resemblances and their differences, their accidents and their essentials, we may come to discover the underlying principle which gives unity to the whole subject."-WILLIAM PRESTON JOHNSTON, President Tulane University, New Orleans. Address on "Education in Louisiana," National Educational Convention, Topeka, Kans., July 15, 1886.
"The best investment which can be made of the people's money is in the endowment of institutions of learning. They yield a heavy return, if intelligent loyalty and patriotism and purity in public life have any value."-Hon. ISAAC H. MAYNARD, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. Address, Amherst College, June 29, 1887.
"I would urge upon the Government of the United States, and upon the Government of the States, the necessity of providing by law for the admission of students that have taken. scientific courses in statistics as honorary attachés of, or clerks to be employed in, the practical work of statistical offices. The statistician writes history. He writes it in
the most concrete form in which history can be written, for he shows on tablets all that makes up the Commonwealth."-CARROLL D. WRIGHT, Commissioner of the U. S. Bureau of Labor. Address to the American Historical and American Economic Associations, in joint session at Harvard University, May 24, 1887.
66 "Nor must we omit to mention, among the benefits of education, the incalculable advantage of training up able counsellors to administer the affairs of our country in all its departments, legislative, executive, and judicial, and to bear their proper share in the councils of our national government; nothing more than education advancing the prosperity, the power, and the happiness of a nation."-THOMAS JEFFERSON. Report to the Legislature on the site of the University of Virginia, 1818.
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