Filial Piety, Infidel Yale, and Memory Making in Lyman Beecher's Autobiography

  title={Filial Piety, Infidel Yale, and Memory Making in Lyman Beecher's Autobiography},
  author={Thomas N. Baker},
  journal={The New England Quarterly},
Rampant drunkenness, a deserted chapel, schoolboy Voltaires greeting Rousseaus on the Greenthis is how Lyman Beecher recalled his Yale days in his Autobiography (1864). But evidence suggests that these colorful events may have been cribbed from an unsigned 1818 memoir of, oddly enough, Yale's President Timothy Dwight. 
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