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ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

Thoughts on Teaching and the Importance of Understanding History

November 2013 by Gary W. Gallagher

Remarks by Dr. Gary W. Gallagher, the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia, upon accepting the 2013 Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education, with tributes from John L. Nau III, president and CEO of Silver Eagle Distributors; Professor Melvyn P. Leffler, University of Virginia; Susan Welch, dean of the College of the Liberal Arts and professor of political science, Pennsylvania State University; and Thomas M. Rollins, founder of The Teaching Company and 2013 Merrill Award recipient.