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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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Putting Together American History

Putting Together American History

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(p.252) 24 Putting Together American History
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The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History
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Joanne Meyerowitz

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.003.0024

In this chapter, the author takes the reader inside the job to describe what editors, as opposed to academic historians, usually do. From her editor's perch, she concludes that the much-discussed “fragmentation” of American history is a “myth.” She also discusses the digital landscape's impact on journal publication, what initiatives she pioneered, and what might lie ahead.

Keywords:   editors, American history, Journal of American History, academic historians

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