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The Mississippi Valley Historical Association, 1907–1952

Michael Kammen

in The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790562
eISBN:
9780199896820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the leadership and annual meetings of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association (MVHA) from 1907–1952. Many of the most prominent early leaders of the MVHA devoted ... More


Ceramic Wares and Water Spirits: Identifying Religious Sodalities in the Lower Mississippi Valley

David H. Dye

in Ceramics of Ancient America: Multidisciplinary Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056067
eISBN:
9780813053820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056067.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Water spirits as major Mississippian cosmic powers assumed various forms ranging from panther-like to serpent-like, and these varying visualizations were crafted as ceramic vessels, copper objects, ... More


The Rise of a Modern and Democratic Learned Society

Stanley N. Katz

in The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790562
eISBN:
9780199896820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the early history of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association (MVHA). It details the decision to change the name of MVHA to the Organization of American Historians (OAH) ... More


Early Mounds in the Lower Mississippi Valley

Joe Saunders

in Early New World Monumentality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

It is not possible to determine exactly when or where monumental architecture started in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Sometime after 5000 B.C., earthen mound building began and continued into the ... More


Earthquakes and the End of the New Madrid Hinterland

Conevery Bolton Valencius

in The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The New Madrid earthquakes have been regarded as without consequence: they shook but did not change human lives. Newly-discovered probate records, along with environmental and cartographic ... More


Allegiance, Identities, and National Scientific Communities

Cameron B. Strang

in Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469640471
eISBN:
9781469640495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640471.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter studies how individuals in the lower Mississippi Valley fashioned identities as men of science. It focuses on the 1790s to the 1810s, an era when several empires and other groups ... More


A Great Commotion: The Experience of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Conevery Bolton Valencius

in The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter uses first-person accounts, especially by Mississippi River merchant William Leigh Pierce, to narrate the multiple shocks of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812 which struck ... More


“Dispersed Like Turkeys”: The Odyssey of the Western Shawnees, 1782–1840

Sami Lakomäki

in Gathering Together: The Shawnee People through Diaspora and Nationhood, 1600-1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300180619
eISBN:
9780300182316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180619.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

From the 1780s on, increasing numbers of Shawnees and their Native neighbors escaped the US expansion from the Ohio Valley to the trans-Mississippi West. This chapter traces the histories of these ... More


The Warm Memories of a Life Member

Carl Degler

in The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790562
eISBN:
9780199896820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.003.0038
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this chapter, Carl Degler, former president of the Organization of American Historians (OAH), recalls the differences between the Mississippi Valley Historical Association and the OAH, including ... More


The Greatest Gathering: The Second French-Chickasaw War in the Mississippi Valley and the Potential for Archaeology

KENNETH G. KELLY and MEREDITH D. HARDY

in French Colonial Archaeology in the Southeast and Caribbean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036809
eISBN:
9780813041841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036809.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

After the destruction of the Natchez in 1730, French Colonial authorities and their Indian allies considered the Chickasaw Nation the greatest threat to life and commerce in the mid-continent. A ... More


The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History

Richard S. Kirkendall (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790562
eISBN:
9780199896820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The field of American history has undergone remarkable expansion in the past century, all of it reflecting a broadening of the historical enterprise and democratization of its coverage. Today, the ... More


The Seller King: Revisiting Control and Authority in French Louisiana

Alexandre Dubé

in European Empires in the American South: Colonial and Environmental Encounters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812193
eISBN:
9781496812230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812193.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The tenuous nature of the French claim on Louisiana during the reign of Louis XV is the focus of Alexandre Dubé’s essay. In the early eighteenth century, French ambition for its American empire was ... More


In the Mississippi Valley (1863)

George Washington Williams

in A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861–1865

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823233854
eISBN:
9780823240807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233854.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

By some fateful fortuitous circumstance, the first fighting of Negro troops in the Mississippi Valley during the War of the Rebellion was as severe and fruitless as that of their brethren and ... More


The Shouldering of Responsibilities

Gary B. Nash

in The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790562
eISBN:
9780199896820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.003.0026
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents an introduction to Part IV of the book. In this part, the book moves away from research and editing to teaching. It calls attention to what has been seen as a serious ... More


The Continental Empire and the Global Power

Richard S. Kirkendall

in The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790562
eISBN:
9780199896820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how, throughout its first century, the Mississippi Valley Historical Association-Organization of American Historians contributed in major ways to the development of diplomatic ... More


What Sort of World Did the Civil War Make?

Steven Hahn

in The World the Civil War Made

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624181
eISBN:
9781469624204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624181.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book suggests that the Civil War changed America and influenced international affairs, not only in terms of the quantity of blood spilled but also through the abolition of slavery and the ... More


Reexamining the Evidence for Bear Ceremonialism in the Lower Mississippi Valley

Ashley Peles and Megan C. Kassabaum

in Bears: Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Perspectives in Native Eastern North America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401384
eISBN:
9781683401742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401384.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter reexamines the archaeological evidence for black bear (Ursus americanus) ceremonialism in the Lower Mississippi Valley (Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi). While the environment of ... More


Introduction

KENNETH G. KELLY and MEREDITH D. HARDY

in French Colonial Archaeology in the Southeast and Caribbean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036809
eISBN:
9780813041841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036809.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter provides the context in which French colonial endeavours occurred, by briefly exploring the history of French colonization in the Americas. It justifies the need for archaeological ... More


The Wild One: Environmental History as Redheaded Stepchild

Karl Brooks

in The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790562
eISBN:
9780199896820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reviews the Mississippi Valley Historical Association-Organization of American Historians relationship with environmental history. It suggest that in the early period, the editors of the ... More


The MVHA and Teaching: A Strained Relationship

Ron Briley

in The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790562
eISBN:
9780199896820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.003.0027
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows that soon after its establishment, the Mississippi Valley Historical Association (MVHA) expressed interest in the teaching of American history but then paid little attention to ... More


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