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Increase in Excellence: A History of Emory & Henry College George J. Stevenson

Increase in Excellence: A History of Emory & Henry College

George J. Stevenson

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Nestled in the folds of the Appalachian highlands, Emory and Henry College, founded in 1836 by the Holston Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the people of the Upper Tennessee Valley, has been a means of higher education for theMoreNestled in the folds of the Appalachian highlands, Emory and Henry College, founded in 1836 by the Holston Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the people of the Upper Tennessee Valley, has been a means of higher education for the men and women of the region it serves and through them a radiating influence within that region and the nation.This history of Emory and Henry College is written with sympathy, understanding, and with the canons of historical scholarship in mind. It is an honest account of moments of inspiration and vicissitude, of those who gave the college birth, and of those who sustained its life. Depth and color have been given to the narrative by use of varied manuscript materials.But the reader will find here more than the biography of an institution. The author has made a distinctive contribution in relating the origin of Emory and Henry to the social and religious environment of Southwestern Virginia and East Tennessee in the early nineteenth century.For more than a century Emory and Henry has preserved the best of the liberal arts tradition in Christian higher education, and from its halls have gone men and women who have made contributions of lasting significance in all walks of life. Both the college and its graduates have shouldered willingly the obligation of the college motto which is reflected in the title of the history: Macte Virtute! Increase in Excellence.