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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 Third Woman in the Presidency

The Third Woman in the Presidency

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(p.341) 39 The Third Woman in the Presidency
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The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History
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Anne Firor Scott

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.003.0039

In this chapter, Anne Scott, the third woman to serve as president of the Organization of American Historians (OAH), recalls her presidency as a “crisis ridden year” and wonders why the OAH has never confronted the question of criteria for its presidents. Grading her performance a B-, she ends with advice and a warning for her successors.

Keywords:   Ann Scott, Organization of American Historians, historical associations, presidents

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