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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program


Ron Briley

Ron BrileyRon Briley taught history at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for thirty-five years. He is the author of Class at Bat, Gender on Deck, and Race in the Hole (2003), The Baseball Film in Postwar America: A Critical Study, 1948-1962 (2011), and The Ambivalent Legacy of Elia Kazan: The Politics of the Post-HUAC Films (2017); the editor of The Politics of Baseball: Essays on the Pastime and Power at Home and Abroad (2010); and the coeditor of James T. Farrell's Dreaming Baseball (2007) and All Stars and Movie Stars (2008). In 2007, he was awarded a fellowship by the Woody Guthrie Foundation and is currently working on a book dealing with the folksinger's politics. His teaching has earned recognition from the Organization of American Historians, the Society for History Education, the American Historical Association, and the National Council for History Education.

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