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The Organization of American Historians and the writing and teaching of American history

Author: Richard Stewart Kirkendall
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through the lens of the premier organization for the promotion of the history of the United States, this book relates the growth of the discipline of American history in scholarship, teaching, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Stewart Kirkendall
ISBN: 9780199790562 0199790566 9780199790579 0199790574
OCLC Number: 664258987
Description: xii, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The rise of modern and democratic learned society / Stanley N. Katz --
The Mississippi Valley Historical Association, 1907-1952 / Michael Kammen --
From the MVHA to the OAH, 1951-1981 / Richard S. Kirkendall --
The OAH in troublesome times, 1980-2000 / Arnita A. Jones --
One hundred years of history : extraordinary change, persistent challenges / William H. Chafe --
The most appropriate subjects for study / William E. Leuchtenburg --
The persistence of political history / James T. Patterson --
The continental empire and the global power / Richard S. Kirkendall --
Economic history and American historians : from integration to segregation in one century / Gavin Wright --
The battle for military history : success or failure? / Edward M. Coffman --
The challenges to traditional histories / Joan Hoff --
Social history and intellectual history / James T. Kloppenberg --
The long and influential life of social history in the MVHR and the JAH / Stephanie J. Shaw --
The MVHR, the JAH, and intellectual history : from margin to mainstream / David A. Hollinger --
Immigration and the tattered narrative of progressive history / John Bodnar --
The slow rise to prominence of African American history / Arvarh E. Strickland and Richard S. Kirkendall --
Women's history : from neglect to prominence and to integration / Alice Kessler-Harris --
The presence of Native American history / Frederick E. Hoxie --
The wild one : environmental history as redheaded stepchild / Karl Brooks --
The history that dare not speak its name / Kathy Peiss --
How discipline change happens / Thomas Bender --
A learned journal adjusts to change / Lewis C. Perry --
Editing and the challenges of specialization, audiences, sites of practice / David Thelen --
Putting together American history / Joanne Meyerowitz --
Becoming the editor / Edward T. Linenthal. The shouldering of responsibilities / Gary B. Nash --
The MVHA and teaching : a strained relationship / Ron Briley --
Why a Focus on Teaching Day? / Marjorie Bingham --
The OAH and the community college professoriate / Charles A. Zappia --
The recent years / Timothy N. Thurber --
A plea for equality / Leon F. Litwack --
Public history : past and present / Spencer R. Crew --
Historians in the federal government / Donald A. Ritchie --
Discovering public history in an unlikely place : UC, Santa Barbara, 1976 and after / Otis L. Graham Jr. --
Public history and the academy : a continuum of practice / Marla R. Miller --
The sitting president looks on--uncomfortably / Richard White --
The transformation of the Annual Meeting / Richard W. Leopold --
The warm memories of a life member / Carl Degler --
The third woman in the presidency / Anne Firor Scott --
The OAH in Philadelphia : the musical / Leon F. Litwack --
History's public function / Eric Foner --
The OAH in St. Louis : the protest / David Montgomery --
Afterword / Katherine Mandusic Finley --
Appendix: The officers, 1907-2012.
Responsibility: edited by Richard S. Kirkendall.

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