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Monday, October 24, 2016

In Defense of History: An Op-Ed from the Exec Director of the AHA

There are many excellent defenses of history as a major and of liberal arts education in general, but this op-ed, written by James Grossman (the Executive Director of the American Historical Association) and published last May by the Los Angeles Times, is worth reading.  It dispels common stereotypes about wages, notes that the most valuable degrees are those that teach students to learn, and places the skills history majors acquire in a contemporary context.

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