United States Regional History as an Instructional Field: The Practice of College and University History DepartmentsWestern Historical Quarterly
- Teaching -- United States -- History,
- History -- Study and teaching -- Surveys,
- Universities and colleges -- Curricula -- United States
AbstractIn 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.
Citation InformationAbbott, 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.