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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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The Battle for Military History

The Battle for Military History

Success or Failure?

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(p.101) 10 The Battle for Military History
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The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History
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Edward M. Coffman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.003.0010

This chapter on military history begins with a battle for acceptance of the field by other professional historians. Although that effort has enjoyed some success and military history is much admired and read outside of academe and among undergraduates in colleges and universities, its practitioners have generally not regarded the Organization of American Historians as supportive. Nevertheless, the chapter concludes that the “future appears to be brighter than some military historians think”.

Keywords:   military history, American history, Organization of American Historians, military historians

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