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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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Public History

Public History

Past and Present

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

Spencer R. Crew

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the “clash of values” between academic and public historians. It defines the similarities and differences between them and the reasons for the formation of separate organizations for public historians and suggests that the American Historical Association responded more positively to the challenge from public historians than the Organization of American Historians has until recently.

Keywords:   American history, academic history, public historians, American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians

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