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Alan Taylor Awarded Second Pulitzer Prize

Alan TaylorOAH Executive Board Member and University of Virginia Professor Alan Taylor has won his second Pulitzer Prize for his book The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772–1832 (W.W. Norton & Company). Taylor recently joined the faculty of University of Virginia after two decades of teaching at the University of California, Davis. Taylor has been a member of the OAH since 1990. Read more >

"U.S. History Textbooks Today and Tomorrow" is Our Editor's Choice Selection for March 2014

Editors ChoiceDebates over what belongs in U.S. history textbooks have long reflected conflicts over whose stories belong at the center of the national narrative. Especially for K–12 textbooks, those conflicts have mirrored concerns about the cultural and political cultivation of young citizens. The Journal of American History recently convened a "virtual" panel of textbook authors, college teachers, and a publisher to discuss the present and future of U.S. history college textbooks. Read the current installment of "Textbooks and Teaching," which is our "Editor's Choice" selection for March 2014.  

OAH Members Receive 2013-2014 ACLS Fellowships

March 13, 2014. The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announced that OAH members Jacob S. Dorman (University of Kansas), and Margaret O'Mara (University of Washington), were awarded fellowships for 2013-2014.  Read more about these two new ACLS fellows >

OAH Members Awarded Prestigious Bancroft Prize in History

Please join us in congratulating Ira Katznelson, Columbia University, and Ari Kelman, University of California, Davis. Professor Katznelson is being recognized for his book, Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time (Liveright Publishing Corporation / W.W. Norton & Company, 2013), and Professor Kelman for his book, A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling over the Memory of Sand Creek (Harvard University Press, 2013).  Read more about the 2014 Bancroft winners >