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Unreflected Absences: Native Americans

Donald W. Shriver, Jr.

in Honest Patriots: Loving a Country Enough to Remember Its Misdeeds

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195151534
eISBN:
9780199785056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151534.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

So many “Indians” died in the onslaughts of European colonization, so many were diverted to reservations, and so little attention is paid Indian history in public schools that Americans generally are ... 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 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


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 MVHA and Teaching: A Strained Relationship

Ron Briley

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/9780199790562.003.0027
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows that soon after its establishment, the Mississippi Valley Historical Association (MVHA) expressed interest in the teaching of American history but then paid little attention to ... More


Defining a Profession of History Teaching

Robert B. Townsend

in History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880 - 1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923925
eISBN:
9780226923949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923949.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Teaching in schools was instrumental in establishing history as a profession. The impetus for the American Historical Association (AHA) arose in large part from the emergence of history after the ... More


The Recent Years

Timothy N. Thurber

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/9780199790562.003.0030
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reviews the Organization of American Historians' (OAH) transformation from “a primarily scholarly organization to a more broadly-based professional body that views teaching as central to ... More


The OAH and the Community College Professoriate

Charles A. Zappia

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/9780199790562.003.0029
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on “the purest teaching institutions in the world of higher education: the community colleges.” A professor in one of those colleges, the author here, narrates the inclusion of ... More


History Teaching Finds: Its Own Voice

Robert B. Townsend

in History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880 - 1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923925
eISBN:
9780226923949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923949.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As as result of the increasing diversity of the students, schools, and other participants in the educational system after 1910, academics gradually felt alienated from the professional aspects of ... More


A Plea for Equality

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/9780199790562.003.0031
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reviews how American history has been taught. It blames historians for the low quality of history classroom education taught during World War II and much of the Cold War, and sees ... More


History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880 - 1940

Robert B. Townsend

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923925
eISBN:
9780226923949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923949.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

From the late nineteenth century until World War II, competing spheres of professional identity and practice redrew the field of history, establishing fundamental differences between the roles of ... More


Teaching Goes Its Own Way, 1925–1940

Robert B. Townsend

in History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880 - 1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923925
eISBN:
9780226923949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923949.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The “research men” and those who considered themselves teachers, diverged professionally as the professional literature and networks became more distinct and as they coexisted amid the growing number ... More


The Crisis of the “Research Men”

Robert B. Townsend

in History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880 - 1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923925
eISBN:
9780226923949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923949.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

After 1925, the American Historical Association (AHA) narrowed its responsibilities and focused on being a professional organization intended primarily for “research men”—that is, historians with ... More


Introduction

Robert B. Townsend

in History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880 - 1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923925
eISBN:
9780226923949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923949.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book explores history in the context of an expanded vision of the historical enterprise. It looks at a number of separate microprofessionalization projects in history that contributed to the ... More


Social History for ‘Ordinary’ School Pupils

Laura Carter

in Histories of Everyday Life: The Making of Popular Social History in Britain, 1918-1979

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198868330
eISBN:
9780191904783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868330.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

Chapters 1 and 2 make up Part I of this book, which explains how the ‘history of everyday life’ developed and why it had such purchase in mid-twentieth-century British society. This chapter is about ... More


Social History and Mass Education in the 1970s

Laura Carter

in Histories of Everyday Life: The Making of Popular Social History in Britain, 1918-1979

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198868330
eISBN:
9780191904783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868330.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter, and the final part of this book, explains the unmaking of the ‘history of everyday life’. It is about the teaching of social history in comprehensive schools during the 1970s, where ... More


Women in the history of German language studies: ‘That subtle influence for which women are best suited’?

Nicola McLelland

in Women in the History of Linguistics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198754954
eISBN:
9780191816451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754954.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents a history of women in the study of the German language, from sparse early evidence, to their first public forays as translators and poets, as learners and as teachers—successful ... More


The Making of a New Orthodoxy: Marxist Historiography in the 1950s

Huaiyin Li

in Reinventing Modern China: Imagination and Authenticity in Chinese Historical Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836085
eISBN:
9780824871338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836085.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the disciplinization of the writing and teaching of history, focusing on a debate from 1954 to 1956 on the periodization of modern Chinese history. This debate gave rise to a ... More


History without Illusion

Julie Saville

in Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832011
eISBN:
9781469604763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889121_white.12
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter tells the story of Julie Saville and how, in one September morning in 2006, she heard enough from her mother to understand that the woman had given her a provocative theme for this ... More


Poststructuralist Postmodernists on the Individual and the Utility of History

in On the Future of History: The Postmodernist Challenge and Its Aftermath

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226072791
eISBN:
9780226072814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072814.003.0018
Subject:
History, Historiography

The question of history's usefulness has all along been one about the degree to which the present could benefit from the past for illuminating human existence and its problems. The historical nexus ... More


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