Van Loon pp 33-38 | Cite as

Historical Training In Munich (1907–1911)

  • Cornelis A. van Minnen
Part of the The World of the Roosevelts book series (WOOROO)


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


Academic Freedom Seal Ring Junior Professor Bathroom Door German Relative 
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