Ralph Young’s Dissent: The History of an American Idea Shortlisted for The Ralph Waldo Emerson Award

Temple history professor and GenEd instructor Ralph Young’s book Dissent: The History of an American Idea is one of five titles released in 2015 to be shortlisted for The Ralph Waldo Emerson Award. Established in 1960, The Ralph Waldo Emerson Award honors scholarly studies that contribute significantly to interpretations of the intellectual and cultural condition of humanity, including works in the fields of history, philosophy and religion as well as such fields as anthropology and the social sciences. Other shortlisted titles include Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railway by Eric Foner. The Temple University GenEd course Dissent in America was designed, and is regularly taught by Dr. Young.

For additional details, visit https://www.pbk.org/web/PBK_Member/Calendar/Book_Awards_2016.aspx.

Fall Programming at Temple University Libraries



Starting this fall, Temple University Libraries will bring you two curated, collaborative series, in addition to the varied lectures, panels, performances, and concerts that serve as Beyond the Page public programming staples. Click here to preview the exciting lineup of programming for the 2016-2017 academic year.


Dissent in America: A faculty-librarian collaboration

Read how Professor Ralph Young and librarian David Murray to add a formal information literacy component to his GenEd course Dissent in America.

Dissent in America: A faculty-librarian collaboration


Robert Yagelski on March 21

Attend the upcoming event co-hosted by the First Year Writing Program and Intellectual Heritage – a talk by Robert Yagelski on March 21. The event will take place at 3:00 PM that Monday, in Anderson 821. Following Robert’s talk, the conversation will continue in the IH Lounge over food an drink.