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The Rise of a Modern and Democratic Learned Society

Stanley N. Katz

in The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199790562
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199896820 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.003.0001
The Rise of a Modern and Democratic Learned Society

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This chapter focuses on the early history of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association (MVHA). It details the decision to change the name of MVHA to the Organization of American Historians (OAH) in 1964 and the OAH's efforts to become a modern and democratic learned society during the 1960s and 1970s.

Keywords: American history; Mississippi Valley Historical Association; Organization of American Historians

Chapter.  1507 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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