National Historical Publications & Records Commission

John Franklin Jameson and the Development of Humanistic Scholarship in America

American Historical Association

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

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John Franklin Jameson (1859-1937) was instrumental in the development of history as an academic discipline in the United States. After the Johns Hopkins University awarded him the country’s first doctorate in history, he became a founder of the American Historical Association, served as the first managing editor of the American Historical Review, and was a key figure in the creation of the National Archives, the National Historical Publications Commission, and the Dictionary of American Biography.

Complete in three volumes


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John Franklin Jameson, National Archives.


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