The Resource Irrepressible reformer : a biography of Melvil Dewey, Wayne A. Wiegand

Irrepressible reformer : a biography of Melvil Dewey, Wayne A. Wiegand

Label
Irrepressible reformer : a biography of Melvil Dewey
Title
Irrepressible reformer
Title remainder
a biography of Melvil Dewey
Statement of responsibility
Wayne A. Wiegand
Title variation
Biography of Melvil Dewey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) is known for his Decimal Classification system for libraries, but the system was only one endeavor in a feverishly ambitious life. The other Dewey - reformer, businessman, powerful state education officer, resort-empire builder - has long been obscured, as has the dark side of Dewey's personality. Drawing from years of archival research, preeminent Melvil Dewey historian Wayne A. Wiegand has produced the first frank and comprehensive biography of
  • This enigmatic reformer. While providing richer background on Dewey's positive achievements than earlier, reverential biographies, Wiegand reveals his subject as one who was "driven, tense, often arrogant," who had "an obsessive need to control ... and self-righteously denied his own racism and class prejudices." Whatever Dewey's virtues and flaws, his influence on libraries and education was profound. To understand his life is to better understand these institutions
  • Then and now - and the people who shape them
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wiegand, Wayne A.
Dewey number
  • 020/.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Z720.D5
LC item number
W54 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dewey, Melvil
  • Dewey, Melvil
  • Librarians
  • Educators
  • Social reformers
  • Educators
  • Librarians
  • Social reformers
  • United States
Label
Irrepressible reformer : a biography of Melvil Dewey, Wayne A. Wiegand
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780838906804
Lccn
96001732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34116924
  • 1926880
Label
Irrepressible reformer : a biography of Melvil Dewey, Wayne A. Wiegand
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780838906804
Lccn
96001732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34116924
  • 1926880

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