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The '''Department of History''' at the [[College of William and Mary]] is named for [[Lyon Gardiner Tyler]], the College's seventeenth [[president]]. The History Department was created with Professor Morton its Chairman, in 1921. The department's graduate program offers a Ph.D. in American History, as well as Master's Degree Programs in American History and Comparative History.
Named for Lyon Gardiner Tyler, the College's seventeenth president, the History Department was created with Professor Morton its Chairman, in 1921. The department's graduate program offers a Ph.D. in American History, as well as Master's Degree Programs in American History and Comparative History.
 
  
 
According to Tyler, an historian, History was first taught at William and Mary in 1803.
 
According to Tyler, an historian, History was first taught at William and Mary in 1803.
 
In an address by Tyler to the Alpha Chapter of the PBK Society titled "Early Courses and Professors at William and Mary College", Tyler states:
 
In an address by Tyler to the Alpha Chapter of the PBK Society titled "Early Courses and Professors at William and Mary College", Tyler states:
  
''"The study of history has been long emphasized at William and Mary.  As we
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"The study of history has been long emphasized at William and Mary.  As we
 
have seen several of the pre-revolutionary professors wrote histories, but
 
have seen several of the pre-revolutionary professors wrote histories, but
 
the first to whom the subject was formally assigned for class work was Hugh
 
the first to whom the subject was formally assigned for class work was Hugh
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history taught was very different from the old time religious history
 
history taught was very different from the old time religious history
 
embraced in the curriculum of Harvard in 1646, and that of the College of
 
embraced in the curriculum of Harvard in 1646, and that of the College of
New Jersey in 1756."''
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New Jersey in 1756."
  
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
SCRC, History Department Subject File: "Appreciating the Contribution of Early
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"Appreciating the Contribution of Early Americans to the Ideals and Culture of our Country: Professionalization of Teaching Social History Williamsburg, Virginia, 1927-1943" by Andrea Kim
Americans to the Ideals and Culture of our Country: Professionalization of
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Foster and Professor James Horton (April 1986), "History Department" folder, University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Teaching Social History Williamsburg, Virginia, 1927-1943" by Andrea Kim
 
Foster and Professor James Horton (April 1986)
 
  
 
LD6051 .W52 T8 Tucker : an address to the Alpha Chapter of the PBK Society
 
LD6051 .W52 T8 Tucker : an address to the Alpha Chapter of the PBK Society
  
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[[Category:College of William and Mary Academic Department|History]]
 
[[Category:College of William and Mary Academic Department|History]]

Revision as of 13:00, 9 January 2009

The Department of History at the College of William and Mary is named for Lyon Gardiner Tyler, the College's seventeenth president. The History Department was created with Professor Morton its Chairman, in 1921. The department's graduate program offers a Ph.D. in American History, as well as Master's Degree Programs in American History and Comparative History.

According to Tyler, an historian, History was first taught at William and Mary in 1803. In an address by Tyler to the Alpha Chapter of the PBK Society titled "Early Courses and Professors at William and Mary College", Tyler states:

"The study of history has been long emphasized at William and Mary. As we have seen several of the pre-revolutionary professors wrote histories, but the first to whom the subject was formally assigned for class work was Hugh L. Girardin, the friend of Jefferson and historian of Virginia, who, in 1803, was professor of "Modern Languages, History and Geography. We know nothing of the details of his lectures, but it is to be assumed that the history taught was very different from the old time religious history embraced in the curriculum of Harvard in 1646, and that of the College of New Jersey in 1756."


References

"Appreciating the Contribution of Early Americans to the Ideals and Culture of our Country: Professionalization of Teaching Social History Williamsburg, Virginia, 1927-1943" by Andrea Kim Foster and Professor James Horton (April 1986), "History Department" folder, University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

LD6051 .W52 T8 Tucker : an address to the Alpha Chapter of the PBK Society

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