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in Journal of American History

Published on behalf of Organization of American Historians

Volume 87, issue 1, pages 324-324
Published in print June 2000 | ISSN: 0021-8723
Published online June 2000 | e-ISSN: 1945-2314 | DOI:

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Ian Tyrrell, author of the article “Making Nations/Making States” in the December 1999 issue of the JAH, writes: I may have inadvertently misled readers by stating that Arthur Schlesinger Sr. was a “student” of Frederick Jackson Turner's. I bracketed him incorrectly with someone who was indeed a former student of Turner's, Merle Curti; Schlesinger and Curti were, Ray Allen Billington pointed out, Turner's “ardent admirers,” but I have elided their relationship. Schlesinger was attracted to Harvard as a professor at Turner's urging, according to Billington, who also pointed out that Schlesinger took up Turner's interest in social history and that Turner himself had started an essay on “The Significance of the City in American History,” a subject that was to be part of Schlesinger's important work. I apologize for this slip.

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Subjects: United States History

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