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The MVHA and Teaching

Ron Briley

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/9780199790562.003.0027
The MVHA and Teaching

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This chapter shows that soon after its establishment, the Mississippi Valley Historical Association (MVHA) expressed interest in the teaching of American history but then paid little attention to history in schools until 1937 when a “Teachers' Section” was added to the Mississippi Valley Historical Review. It survived, however, only up to 1949. By then, the MVHA saw itself as a researchers' club separated from teachers of history in schools.

Keywords: Mississippi Valley Historical Association; American history; history teaching; Mississippi Valley Historical Review; historical researchers

Chapter.  3362 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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