Title

More Than Great White Men: A Century of Scholarship on American Social History

Abstract

The article traces the evolution of American social history writings over the previous century. In his essay "The Significance of the Frontier in American History," Frederick Jackson Turner explained that the revolution in the social and economic structure of the U.S. is comparable to formation of the Constitution and declaration of independence. In 1913, Charles A. Beard wrote the essay "An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States" wherein he argued that the writing process was driven by economic manifestation. Other works were also cited.

Publisher

Organization of American Historians

Publication Date

4-1-2007

Publication Title

OAH Magazine of History

Department

History

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1093/maghis/21.2.8

Keywords

Social history, Essays, Writing, Social evolution, Economic development, Constitutions, Autonomy

Language

English

Format

text

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