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The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History$
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Richard S. Kirkendall

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199790562

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.001.0001

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History’s Public Function

History’s Public Function

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(p.347) 41 History’s Public Function
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The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History
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Eric Foner

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.003.0041

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 Historians' public role and “history's sudden emergence as a “wedge issue” in the so-called culture wars”.

Keywords:   Eric Foner, Organization of American Historians, historical associations, presidents, culture wars

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