The Middle Group of American Historians (Classic Reprint)

The Middle Group of American Historians (Classic Reprint)

by John Spencer Bassett
     
 

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History is now being written in the United States by a larger number of persons than ever before. It is also being taught and studied more extensively than ever in our schools, colleges, and universities and with excellent results. Every part of the educational machine has done its share to make this a fat age for

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Excerpt from The Middle Group of American Historians

History is now being written in the United States by a larger number of persons than ever before. It is also being taught and studied more extensively than ever in our schools, colleges, and universities and with excellent results. Every part of the educational machine has done its share to make this a fat age for the historian. Yet in proportion to the population history is less read to-day by voluntary readers than it was read a hundred years ago. None of our historians command the same degree of respect from the public that men like Bancroft, Prescott, Irving, Motley, and Sparks commanded in their day.

It would be difficult to name a historian who now makes a living out of his profession of historian. Most of those who are writing are able to live from personal incomes or from their salaries as professors of history. We have been used to this state of affairs so long that many intelligent people do not realize that there was once a day in which American writers could trust themselves wholly to history and not be disappointed.

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ISBN-13:
9781331217534
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/12/2015
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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