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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 Recent Years

The Recent Years

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(p.287) 30 The Recent Years
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The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History
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Timothy N. Thurber

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.003.0030

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 its mission.” The evidence offered includes the OAH's establishment of the Magazine of History in 1985, its heavy involvement in the Teaching American History Grant Program, begun in 2001, and the pedagogical materials it provides in the Journal of American History and on the web site.

Keywords:   Organization of American Historians, American history, history teaching, Magazine of History, Teaching American History Grant Program, Journal of American History

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