Document Type

Article

Published In

Western Historical Quarterly

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.

Description

This is the publisher's final PDF. Copyright © 1990, Western History Association. Reproduced by permission.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/8529

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