The wealth and energy between 1880 and 1910 was an exclusive and dynamic period in higher the education. Throughout this time the stock market was volatile and the rules which governed higher education were mostly absent. Additionally, there was an abundance of industrial wealth, and a new level of philanthropic generosity toward the higher education. Uncertainty and diversity were features of this time period.
Describe the dynamics of university-building in the formative decades between 1880 and 1910. Reflect on the actions and affects of Slossen's book Great American Universities and the Association of American Universities.