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United States Regional History as an Instructional Field: The Practice of College and University History Departments
Western Historical Quarterly
  • Carl Abbott, Portland State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
5-1-1990
Subjects
  • Teaching -- United States -- History,
  • History -- Study and teaching -- Surveys,
  • Universities and colleges -- Curricula -- United States
Abstract
In one sense, American history is "a sequential process of regional development marked by a persistent tension between regional cultures and economic interests and integrative national institutions and values." Since the 1890's, regional history has been an active enterprise supported by academic instruction, leading university presses, specialized journals, and professional organizations. A survey of college and university departments of history yielded data to analyze the present ambiguous position of regional history within the evolving discipline of American historical studies.
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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/8529
Citation Information
Abbott, C. United States Regional History as an Instructional Field: The Practice of College and University History Departments. The Western Historical Quarterly , Vol. 21, No. 2 (May, 1990), pp. 197-217.