early_colleges: Early colleges in the United States

Description Usage Format Variables Author(s) References Examples

Description

This dataset contains information about the founding of colleges established before 1848 in the United States of America.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 65 observations of 6 variables.

Variables

Author(s)

George Oberle, George Mason University

Daniel Walker Howe

References

This data was transcribed by George Oberle from the table "Some American Institutions of Higher Education Founded Before 1848, in Daniel Walker Howe, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007), 460-461.

Examples

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head(early_colleges)
if(require(ggplot2)) {
  ggplot(early_colleges, aes(x = established)) + geom_bar(binwidth = 5) +
  ggtitle("Founding Dates of Early American Colleges")
}

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