Fashioned a modern academic vision on private correspondence that offers telling insight into the minds of These Men Frost Shows That They Recognized That The men Frost shows that they recognized that the eradication slavery had been necessary for Southern progress He also explains how they upheld an idea of a New South that embraced beliefs both in the Lost how they upheld an idea of a New South that embraced beliefs both in the Lost and in national reconciliationChallenging the view that the Confederacy's military leaders were too conservative to entertain any notion of progress this book offers a fresh andprovocative analysis of postbellum Southern thought and higher educatio. .
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In the wake of the Civil War higher education in the South was at an impasse and many historians have tended to view Southern colleges and universities of the era as an educational backwater that resisted reform As Thinking Confederates demonstrates however defeat in fact taught many Southern
intellectuals that theirthat their had failed to supply antebellum graduates with the skills needed to compete with the North Thus in the years following the war educators who had previously served as Confederate Officers Led An Effort To Promote Academic Reform Throughout officers led an effort to promote academic reform throughout region. Dan Frost shows how inspired by the idea of progress these men set about transforming Southern higher education Recognizing the North's superiority in industry and technology they turned their own men set about transforming Southern higher education Recognizing the North's superiority in industry and technology they turned their own from a classical orientation to a new emphasis on science and engineering These educators came to define the Southern idea of progress and passed it on to their students thus helping to create and perpetuate an expectation for the arrival of the New SouthAlthough they espoused a reverence for the past these Civil War veterans were #NOT BLINDLY WEDDED TO OLD IDEALS BUT RATHER. # blindly wedded to old ideals but rather.