Chapter

The Shouldering of Responsibilities

Gary B. Nash

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/9780199790562.003.0026
The Shouldering of Responsibilities

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This chapter presents an introduction to Part IV of the book. In this part, the book moves away from research and editing to teaching. It calls attention to what has been seen as a serious shortcoming over much of the first century of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians: their neglect of the quality of history teaching in schools. It notes recent efforts to strengthen contact and cooperation among history educators of different levels.

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

Chapter.  691 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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