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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 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


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


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 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 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


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


Perceptions

Ian K. Steele

in Betrayals: Fort William Henry and the "Massacre"

Published in print:
1993
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October 2011
ISBN:
9780195084269
eISBN:
9780199853977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195084269.003.0031
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The chapter starts with the resulting confusion that ensued from the various accounts of the slaughter that befell Fort William Henry. Historians were left to make their own assumptions regarding the ... More


The Third Woman in the Presidency

Anne Firor Scott

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/9780199790562.003.0039
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this chapter, Anne Scott, the third woman to serve as president of the Organization of American Historians (OAH), recalls her presidency as a “crisis ridden year” and wonders why the OAH has never ... More


From the MVHA to the OAH, 1951–1981

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/9780199790562.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces the emergence of the OAH, chronicling the burst of membership and support for the new organization that saw its constituency vault from a little more than 3,000 in 1957 to almost ... 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


The History That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Kathy Peiss

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/9780199790562.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how the history of sexuality was virtually absent from the Mississippi Valley Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians (OAH) before the 1970s and did ... More


Historians in the Federal Government

Donald A. Ritchie

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/9780199790562.003.0033
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Employees of the federal government have been doing historical work since 1861 and have facilitated historical work in countless ways. This chapter discusses how academic historians have dominated ... More


The Transformation of the Annual Meeting

Richard W. Leopold

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/9780199790562.003.0037
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this chapter, Richard Leopold, former president of the Organization of American Historians, charts the changes in the annual meetings, beginning in 1938, indicating that he did not always equate ... More


Immigration and the Tattered Narrative of Progressive History

John Bodnar

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/9780199790562.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on immigration, setting up the subject with two presidential addresses, one to the Mississippi Valley Historical Review in 1944, the other to the Organization of American ... More


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