Mornings on Horseback - Part 3, Chapter 9 Harvard Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 9 Harvard Summary

Both the campus and enrollment at Harvard was comparatively small. When Teedie attended, there were around fifteen buildings. There were just over eight hundred students attending. Those at Harvard were a privileged lot, but not all the sons of rich men. Yet, they were far from representative of the population. "Judged by the color of their skin, the churches they attended, the number of syllables in their names, by almost any such criteria, they were as homogeneous an assembly of young men - and as unrepresentative of turbulent, polygot, post-Civil War America - as one could imagine" (pg. 198-199). Most of the students came from prestigious schools and there were no blacks or foreign students.

Theodore's own quarters for the four years that he was there were those that Bamie had picked for him his freshman year. He had...

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