Historical Training In Munich (1907–1911)
In choosing to go to germany for his doctorate, Hendrik Willem was following a long-standing American tradition. Throughout the nineteenth century, a year or more at a German university like Leipzig, Halle, Göttingen, or Heidelberg was a sine qua non for any college graduate aspiring to obtain a first-rate professional training in the more specialized scholarly and scientific disciplines. What especially appealed American students to German universities was their specialized scholarship and the prevailing sense of academic freedom.1
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