Book Discussion: The Educational Legacy of Woodrow Wilson | Wilson Center
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Book Discussion: The Educational Legacy of Woodrow Wilson

In The Educational Legacy of Woodrow Wilson: From College to Nation, James Axtell brings together essays by eight leading historians and one historically minded political scientist to examine the long, formative academic phase of Wilson’s career and its connection to his relatively brief tenure in politics.  Together, the essays provide a greatly revised picture of Wilson’s whole career and a deeply nuanced understanding of the evolution of his educational, political, and social philosophy and policies, the ordering of his values and priorities, and the seamless link between his academic and political lives. 

Moderated by John Milton Cooper.

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  • James Axtell

    Kenan Professor of Humanities Emeritus, College of William & Mary
  • John Milton Cooper

    Global Fellow, former public policy scholar, former Senior Scholar
    Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin