Since its founding in 1869 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Trinity University has been engaged in realizing the dreams of its founders to become a University of the highest order. In Trinity University: A Tale of Three Cities, R. Douglas Brackenridge, professor emeritus of reli... gion at Trinity, brings a wealth of scholarship and knowledge to this institutional history.Brackenridge traces Trinitys unique heritage from its founding in Tehuacana and growth in Waxahachie to its emergence in San Antonio as a top private university for the study of liberal arts and sciences. He draws on historical records and reports, oral histories, newspaper accounts, books, correspondence, and archives to document the universitys challenges and successes. He describes Trinitys development within the broader context of private, church-related universities in America, while profiling the administrators, faculty, staff, and students who have contributed to Trinitys rich heritage.The result is a well-researched story of the founding and the progression of one of the nations exceptional institutions for higher learning. Illustrations picture Trinitys campuses in three cities and include black and white photographs.
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