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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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One Hundred Years of History

One Hundred Years of History

Extraordinary Change, Persistent Challenges

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

William H. Chafe

Oxford University Press

This chapter summarizes the discussions in Chapters 2 to 4. It notes that, throughout the past century, professional historians have struggled over whether they should seek scientific detachment and objectivity or engage in advocacy to advance the principles of a democratic society.

Keywords:   Organization of American Historians, American history, historical associations, professional historians

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