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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 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


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 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 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


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


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 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 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


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 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


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


Trading Places: The 1960s and 1970s

Nancy Woloch

in A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691002590
eISBN:
9781400866366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691002590.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the rise of feminism in the 1960s and the downfall of single-sex protective laws. Protection's downfall rested not on the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC), but ... More


Introduction

Nancy Woloch

in A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691002590
eISBN:
9781400866366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691002590.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of single-sex protective laws. The longevity of protective laws rests in part on reformers' bifocal defense. The goal of such laws, their proponents ... More


When the Old Left Was Young … and Went to Washington

Landon R. Y. Storrs

in The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153964
eISBN:
9781400845255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153964.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces a group of young radicals, male and female, who ascended with surprising rapidity in the Roosevelt administration. Many of the younger group advocated women's sexual ... More


Reorganizing Higher Education in the Shadow of the Great War

Christopher P. Loss

in Between Citizens and the State: The Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148274
eISBN:
9781400840052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148274.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the growth of American higher education during the 1920s. Though World War I caused havoc at many campuses, some fields of study, such as psychology, exploited the war in order ... More


Introduction

William J. Mello

in New York Longshoremen: Class and Power on the Docks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034898
eISBN:
9780813038681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034898.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Beginning in 1945 and for almost thirty years thereafter, the Port of New York was the site of intense class conflict. Striking longshoremen frequently battled the shipping companies, the police, ... More


Conclusions

Volker R. Berghahn

in American Big Business in Britain and Germany: A Comparative History of Two "Special Relationships" in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161099
eISBN:
9781400850297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161099.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter summarizes the major points of the preceding chapters. For the period up to World War I, it became clear that the elites of the United States, and its businessmen on the East ... More


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