Pedagogues and Protesters recounts the year in daily journal entries by Stephen Peabody, a member of the class of 1769. The best surviving account of colonial college life, Peabody's journal documents relationships among students, faculty members, and administrators, as well as the author's relationships with other segments of Massachusetts society. To a full transcription of the entries, Conrad Edick Wright adds detailed annotation and an introduction that focuses on the journal's revealing account of daily life at America's oldest college.
Published in association with Massachusetts Historical Society
"I would recommend this book to anyone doing research in the politics or religion of the late colonial or early Revolutionary era; to anyone studying the history of American higher education; and to students of American social and intellectual history, including leisure activities."—Ronald Story, author of Jonathan Edwards and the Gospel of Love
"This is a rare view of early American college life from the bottom—and what an extraordinary view it is. One hopes that Wright's book will lead to further work on this subject."—Robert Allison, author of The Crescent Obscured: The United States and the Muslim World, 1776–1815