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Public History: Past and Present

Spencer R. Crew

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/9780199790562.003.0032
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the “clash of values” between academic and public historians. It defines the similarities and differences between them and the reasons for the formation of separate ... 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


One Hundred Years of History: Extraordinary Change, Persistent Challenges

William H. Chafe

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/9780199790562.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter summarizes the discussions in Chapters 2 to 4. It notes that, throughout the past century, professional historians have struggled over whether they should seek scientific detachment and ... More


The OAH in Philadelphia: The Musical

Leon F. Litwack

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/9780199790562.003.0040
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this chapter, Leon Litwack, former president of the Organization of American Historians, writes with enthusiasm of his annual meeting in 1987. A unique event, it began with an opening session that ... More


History’s Public Function

Eric Foner

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/9780199790562.003.0041
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents a commentary by Eric Foner, former president of the Organization of American Historians. He emphasizes two themes: the expansion during the 1990s of the Organization of American ... More


Afterword

Katherine Mandusic Finley

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/9780199790562.003.0043
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents comments from the new executive director, Katherine Finley, on present-day challenges and the Organization of American Historians' responses to them. Among these are the crisis ... More


The Most Appropriate Subjects for Study

William E. Leuchtenburg

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/9780199790562.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides an introduction to Part II of this book. In this part, the chapters contributing to this celebration of a centennial history confront the challenge of delineating in a few pages ... 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


Why a Focus on Teaching Day?

Marjorie Bingham

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/9780199790562.003.0028
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on “the new era” of the Organization of American Historians (OAH) when history teaching became a central concern. It looks closely at one sign of change: the Focus on Teaching ... More


The Sitting President Looks On—Uncomfortably

Richard White

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/9780199790562.003.0036
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this chapter, Richard White, former president of the Organization of American Historians, expresses his admiration for his predecessors, recalling them as historians who had influenced him and ... More


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