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Rooted on Blue Stone Hill by Nancy Bondurant Jones; Linwood H. Rose (Foreword by); Ronald E. Carrier (Foreword by)Richly illustrated with historic and contemporary images, this concise, popular history traces James Madison University's 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 book's narrative chronicles the achievements of each of the school's 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 JMU's 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.
"The Encyclopedia of African American Education covers educational institutions at every level, from preschool through graduate and professional training, with special attention to historically black and predominantly black colleges and universities."