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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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Why a Focus on Teaching Day?

Why a Focus on Teaching Day?

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The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History

Marjorie Bingham

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on “the new era” of the Organization of American Historians (OAH) when history teaching became a central concern. It looks closely at one sign of change: the Focus on Teaching Day, arguing that it emerged from both a reform movement to encourage academically sound and creative history teaching and the OAH leadership's desire to recruit a new pool of members.

Keywords:   Organization of American Historians, American history, history teaching, members, leadership

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