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E. Merton Coulter (1890-1981)

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Creator:Bailey, Fred Arthur
Title:E. Merton Coulter (1890-1981)
Date:2003 Apr. 1

Encyclopedia article about Ellis Merton Coulter, a University of Georgia professor and historian of the South, who helped shape the southern public's interpretation of its heritage in general and Georgia's in particular. He taught at the state's flagship university in Athens from 1919 to 1958 (serving as chair of the history department from 1940 until retirement), edited the Georgia Historical Quarterly for fifty years, and produced 26 books, 10 edited volumes, more than 100 articles, and numerous book reviews and newspaper columns. He was also a founding member of the Southern Historical Association, serving as its first president in 1934 and nurturing it throughout its early years. He studied at the University of North Carolina and the University of Wisconsin.

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Subjects:Coulter, E. Merton (Ellis Merton), 1890- | College teachers--Georgia--Athens | Historians--Georgia--Athens | Georgia | Athens (Ga.) | Clarke County (Ga.)
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:2003-04-01
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