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date: 18 May 2024


The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World
Clifton R. CraisClifton R. Crais

There has been history as long as our species has reflected on its past. However, the discipline of history as taught in schools began only in the nineteenth century. In the United States the first college department to practice “scientific history” was the Johns Hopkins University in the 1880s. Today history is one of the largest disciplines and is taught at all levels in state and private educational institutions all over the world.... ...

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