The Rise of a Modern and Democratic Learned Society

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This chapter focuses on the early history of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association (MVHA). It details the decision to change the name of MVHA to the Organization of American Historians (OAH) in 1964 and the OAH's efforts to become a modern and democratic learned society during the 1960s and 1970s.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199896820
ISBN (Print)9780199790562
StatePublished - Sep 22 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


  • American history
  • Mississippi valley historical association
  • Organization of american historians


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