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Re: Will history survive? (Comment)

Thank you for sharing these articles. For what it is worth, I disagree with the closing sentiment in the AHA article. I don’t think it is a simple matter of convincing students and their parents that a history (or liberal arts degree in general) is valuable. It is more of an issue of convincing local businesses in the community that potential employees with such degrees will provide valuable skill sets to their organizations.

Will history survive? (Comment)


Below is a link to and excerpt from a story that appeared in Inside Higher Ed summarizing a study carried out by the American Historical Association and reported in Perspectives on History.  The comments are also of interest.  

The AHA report, entitled "The History BA Since the Great Recession: The 2018 AHA Majors Report" by Benjamin Schmidt, can be found here:


The Vanishing History Major