History isn’t a ‘useless’ major

The argument for history (and the humanities in general) as a sound basis for an undergraduate education is well-known amongst historians,  but I sometimes wonder if the wider non-history-loving public ever hears it and ever gives it any thought. James Grossman, the executive director of the American Historical Association published this OpEd in the LA Times, which I think puts the argument very succinctly: happy reading and please share this article amongst your networks, especially those outside the history fraternity.

History isn’t a ‘useless’ major

 

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