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Friday, April 17, 12:20 pm – 1:50 pm
Women in the Historical Profession Luncheon
Cost: $50
Sponsored by the OAH Committee of Women in the Historical Profession; Business History Conference; Coordinating Council for Women in History; Creighton University, Henry W. Casper, S.J. Professorship in History, Department of History; Duke University, Department of African and African-American Studies; Paul Harvey, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; Indiana State University, Department of History; Indiana University, Department of History; Iowa State University, Department of History; Nebraska Wesleyan University, History Department; Northwestern University, Department of African American Studies; Northwestern University, Department of History; Purdue University, Department of History; Saint Louis University, Department of History; Constance Schulz; Shippensburg University, Department of History and Philosophy; Southern Association for Women Historians; Penn State University, Department of History; The University of Alabama, Department of History; The University of Texas at Austin, Department of History; The Western Association of Women Historians; University of Arkansas, Department of History; University of Delaware, Department of History; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, History Department; University of Kentucky, History Department; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Department of History; University of Memphis, Department of History; University of Michigan, Department of History; University of Minnesota, Department of American Studies; University of Mississippi, Department of History; University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of History; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of History; University of Notre Dame, History Department; University of Oklahoma, History Department; University of Southern California, Department of History; University of Tennessee, History Department; Vanderbilt University, Department of History; Jeannie Whayne, Department of History, University of Arkansas
Jeanette Jones: Single Mother, Carlisle Daughter
Special Guest:
Brenda J. Child, University of Minnesota, Department of American Studies
Brenda J. Child is the author of Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community (2012) and Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900–1940 (1998); a coauthor of Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Experiences, 1879–2000 (2000); and a coeditor of Indian Subjects: Hemispheric Perspectives on the History of Indigenous Education (2014). A member of the board of trustees of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, she is also part of a research group that developed the digital Ojibwe People's Dictionary (http://ojibwe.lib.umn.edu/), which debuted in 2012. Child was born on the Red Lake Ojibwe Reservation in northern Minnesota, where she is a citizen.
Through the generosity of the listed sponsors, the members of the OAH Committee on the Status of Women in the Historical Profession are able to offer free luncheon tickets to graduate students on a first-come, first-served basis. To request a free ticket, preregister for the conference, then send an email, with a copy of your registration confirmation, to womenslunch@oah.org before March 15. The complimentary ticket will be added to your registration by our staff, and you will receive a revised registration confirmation.

Friday, April 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

ALANA Wine Reception & Social
Sponsored by the OAH Committee on the Status of ALANA Historians & ALANA Histories and History at the University of California, Merced
We invite all scholars committed to advancing the histories of people of color in the United States to join us for a reception at the 2015 OAH Annual Meeting. Come socialize and learn more about the OAH ALANA Committee and Huggins-Quarles Dissertation Award. Graduate students and junior faculty are especially encouraged to attend.


Thursday, April 16

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 

Writing Biography beyond the Taboos: African American Women's Lives as the Point of Departure for Our Intellectual Work
Endorsed by the OAH Committee on Women in the Historical Profession
Jennifer Scanlon, Bowdoin College
• Yevette Richards, George Mason University
• Barbara Winslow, Brooklyn College
• Joseph Fitzgerald, Cabrini College
The historiography of the long civil rights movement is challenged in productive ways when African American women's lives serve as the point of departure for our intellectual work. For this roundtable, the biographers of Fannie Lou Hamer, Maida Springer, Shirley Chisholm, and Gloria Richardson explore the value of biographical
work; the scarcity of archival information on African American women's lives; the ways these stories help us better understand our civil rights and feminist pasts; and the shifts in focus as we move from what we might consider one generation of African American women's biographies to the next.

Colorblindness and School Desegregation in the Deep South
Chair and Commentator: Charles C. Bolton, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Southern Masquerade: Rural Memory and the Civil Rights Movement
Logan Edwards, Florida State University
"We Have Had a Dream Too": School Desegregation Litigation, Racial Innocence, and Politics in Alabama, 1954–74
Joseph Bagley, Georgia State University
"When Special Education Was White or How Special Education Became Black and Latino": Civil Rights, Disability Rights and the Politics of Desegregation, 1960 to 1985
Keith A. Mayes, University of Minnesota

Citizenship, Nationhood, and Power in Indian Country
Endorsed by the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR)
Chair: C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa, George Mason University
Commentator: Frederick E. Hoxie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Native Citizenship, Sovereignty, and the Law of Nations in the New Republic
Gregory Ablavsky, University of Pennsylvania
Ka Palapala Ho'opi'i a ka maka'ainana: Contesting Citizenship and Indigeneity in the Hawaiian Kingdom, 1845.
Noelani Arista, University of Hawai'i, Manoa
Citizenship, "Civilization," and Ho-Chunk Path through Reconstruction 
Stephen Kantrowitz, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Urban Mobility and Expanding Notions of Oneida Nationhood and Citizenship
Doug Kiel, Williams College

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm 

Culture and Politics in the Cold War Pacific
Solicited by the OAH–Japanese Association for American Studies Japan Historians Collaborative Committee
Elaine Tyler May, University of Minnesota
Scott Laderman, University of Minnesota Duluth
"Leaders for Tomorrow": The U.S. Study Abroad Program in Occupied Okinawa, 1945–1972
Kinuko Maehara Yamazato, Meio University
From Colonial Knowledge to Cold War Knowledge: The ICA and University of Minnesota Rebuild Seoul National University
Yuka Tsuchiya, Ehime University
Nuclear Legacies: U.S. Military Empire and the Path towards Marshallese Decolonization during the Cold War
Lauren Hirshberg, University of California, Los Angeles

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

What's Black and White and Re(a)d All Over? Opposing Arguments on Territorial Expansion and Differing Portrayals of Mexicans in the New
York Sun's and New York Herald's Coverage of the Mexican War
Mark Bernhardt, Jackson State University
This exhibit will display illustrations of Mexicans and Mexico published during the Mexican War in two New York newspapers to provide an analysis of how racial stereotypes were used to support different sides in the debate over how much land the United States should take from Mexico as spoils of war. 

Moses Yale Beach, publisher of the New York Sun, expressed the opinion as a moderate northern Democrat that the United States should take only the territory of northern Mexico. He wanted to see the United States extend its territorial control to California but did not favor incorporating a large Mexican population into the United States or acquiring a significant amount of new territory that would be open to slavery. James Gordon Bennett, publisher of the rival New York Herald and a fellow Democrat, though one who supported the southern faction of the party, favored taking all of Mexico and creating new slave states from the conquered territory.
One way that their differing opinions influenced their war coverage is through their portrayal of Mexicans in illustrations they published in their papers. Both used racial stereotypes that highlighted either the Native American, African, or European ancestry of the Mexican people, choosing which stereotypes to emphasize in illustrations to
help support their positions on land acquisition. They both depicted Mexicans as an inferior race. Bennett made the case that Mexico was an easy target from which the United States could, and should, acquire land. Beach insinuated through his illustrations that the United States would be better off limiting its territorial ambitions
to bring as few Mexicans within its borders as possible. Because publishing illustrations was very expensive, few newspapers in the United States at this time did so. As the proprietors of two of the widest circulating papers in the largest market in the nation, Beach and Bennett had the financial resources to publish more illustrations than other papers. They thus provide rare, valuable source material that reveals one way that illustrations were used by the press in the political debates surrounding the Mexican War.

Friday, April 17

9:00 am - 10:30 am 

Writing U.S. History: The View from Mexico
Solicited by the OAH International Committee
Avital H. Bloch, University of Colima, Mexico
Beth Bailey, Temple University; Nicolas Barreyre, I'EHESS
• Gerardo Gurza-Lavalle, Instituto de Investigaciones
• Sergio Alejandro Cañedo Gamboa, Colegio de San Luis
• Ignacio Díaz de la Serna, Centro de Investigaciones sobre America de Norte

Speaking to Taboos in Immigration and Ethnic History
Chair: Andrea Geiger, Simon Fraser University
• Stephanie Smallwood, University of Washington
• Hasia Diner, New York University
• Erika Lee, University of Minnesota
• K. Scott Wong, Williams College
This roundtable places scholars of Asian, African, and European immigration and ethnic history in conversation with one another regarding subject areas that have been treated as taboo in the context of their own fields, as well as those that cut across all fields of immigration and ethnic history.

10:50 am - 12:20 pm 

Writing History from the Margins, the Case of African-Americans: A French Research Project in the Humanities with a Global Dimension
Claire Bourhis-Mariotti, University Paris 8, France
• Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, University Paris Diderot
• Claire Parfait, University Paris 13
• Matthieu Renault, University Paris 13
• Helene Le Dantec-Lowry, University Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3
This panel focuses on a three-year research project entitled "Writing History from the Margins, the Case of African-Americans" jointly launched in 2013 by three French universities, all part of the Sorbonne Paris Cité consortium of universities in Paris. The project website is located at http://hdlm.hypotheses.org/. The panelists will discuss the global reach of this project, which includes reflections on the overall reconfiguration of the discipline of history.

New Research on the Economics of Slavery 
Sponsored by the Economic History Association
Chair and Commentator: Jenny Bourne, Carleton College
Antebellum Slavery: New Evidence on Runaways, Investments, and Farm Productivity
Suresh Naidu, Columbia University; Jeremiah Dittmar, London School of Economics
Betting on Secession: Slave Prices, Political Events and the Path to Civil War, 1856–1861
Jonathan Pritchett, Tulane University; Charles Calomiris, Columbia University
Gang Interdependence and Slave Efficiency
Paul Rhode, University of Michigan; Alan Olmstead, University of California, Davis

New Directions in Asian American History
Chair: Melissa Borja, College of Staten Island, City University of New York
Commentator: Erika Lee, University of Minnesota
An Untraditional Tradition: Immigrant Confucianism in San Francisco, 1849–1949
Lisa Mar, University of Toronto
Asian Americans and the War on Poverty
Ellen Wu, Indiana University
Life and Death in Prison: Chol Soo Lee's Freedom without Justice and Memoir as Historical Source
Richard Kim, University of California, Davis
"Herbie Moy Hated All White Men": Exploring Chinese American Allegiances during World War II
Charlotte Brooks, Baruch College, CUNY

Indigenous Perceptions of Nineteenth-Century Treaty Making
Chair and Commentator: Andrew Fisher, College of William and Mary
"I do not know how to read or write": Dakota Indians, Treaties, and Literacy in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Minnesota
Paul Lacson, Grinnell College
"I Do Not Make You a Present of This": Ojibwe Treaty Making from 1854–1873
Margaret Huettl, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
The California Indian Treaties in Concow History and Memory
William Bauer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Immigrant Belonging: Education, Assimilation, and Legitimacy
Endorsed by the History of Education Society
Chair and Commentator: Pablo Mitchell, Oberlin College
Migration for Education: Mexican Students at the U.S.-Mexican Border, 1916–1924
Mario Perez, Syracuse University
Chinese Students in the Midwest: Women and Transnational Mobility, 1916–1931
Adrienne Winans, The Ohio State University
Ethnic Mexican Women and the Americanization of Immigrant Workers in the Industrial Midwest, 1919–1941
Felicia Moralez, University of Notre Dame

1:50 pm - 3:20 pm 

Rethinking Memory and Taboo: Hiroshima/Nagasaki in the U.S. and Japan
Linda Hoaglund, Things Left Behind; Andrea Geiger, Simon
Fraser University
• Linda Hoaglund, Things Left Behind
• Hiroko Takahashi, Hiroshima City University
• Naoko Wake, Michigan State University
• Elyssa Faison, University of Oklahoma
This session reflects on the separate ways in which memories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have been constructed in the U.S. and Japan, placing the work of historians in both countries in conversation with that of filmmaker Linda Hoaglund, director and producer of Things Left Behind. Linda Hoaglund will show excerpts from her film, which provides an artist's perspective on the power of art to "recast historical memory" of traumatic events such as the dropping of the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima seventy years ago. In addition to reflecting on the message of the film from the perspective of historians working in the field, participants will consider how personal narratives can complicate nation-based accounts and insist on a more inclusive telling that does not write out the stories of Japanese American or Korean survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Early American Worlds: A State-of-the-Field Conversation
Chair: Peter C. Mancall, University of Southern California
• Karin A. Wulf, College of William and Mary
• Daniel K. Richter, University of Pennsylvania
• Michael D. Hattem, Yale University

State of the Field: 19th-Century Indigenous and American Indian History
Chair: William Bauer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
• Donna Akers, University of Texas at Arlington
• Khal Schneider, California State University, East Bay
• David Anthony Chang, University of Minnesota

Challenges of Indigenous Women's and Gender History
Sponsored by the OAH Committee on Women in the Historical Profession
Chair: Amy Locklear Hertel, American Indian Center
• Jacki Rand, University of Iowa
• Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, University at Buffalo SUNY
• Beth Piatote, University of California, Berkeley
• Malinda Lowery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Saturday, April 18

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Looking North and West: New Directions in the Study of Free African Americans
Endorsed by the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR)
Margaret Garb, Washington University in Saint Louis
Paul Finkelman, University of Pennsylvania
"Enjoying the Right to Himself": Fugitive Slaves in Iowa, 1830–1865
David Brodnax Sr., Trinity Christian College
"Is it a sin to be black?": Illegalizing the Presence of Black Americans in Oregon, 1844–1858
Jacki Hedlund Tyler, Washington State University
Reconsidering Citizenship among African Americans in Antebellum California
Dana Elizabeth Weiner, Wilfrid Laurier University

Interdisciplinary Americas: Hemispheric Approaches to Latin America and American History
Endorsed by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)
Chair: Heidi Tinsman, University of California, Irvine
• Camilo Trumper, University at Buffalo, SUNY
• Ana Rosas, University of California, Irvine

Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice: Rethinking Labor and Working-Class History
Endorsed by the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA)
Chair: Alice Kessler-Harris, Columbia University
Commentator: Premilla Nadasen, Barnard College
Reevaluating the 1930s Labor Movement through the Lens of Black Working-Class Feminism
Jenny Carson, Ryerson University
We Rebel: Black Women, Worker Theater, and Wartime Experiments in Interracial Unionism
Keona Ervin, University of Missouri–Columbia
Gendered (In)Justice: Feminism, Labor, and the Movement for Imprisoned Women's Rights in North Carolina
Amanda Hughett, Duke University

The Myth and Reality of an Indigenous Childhood
Endorsed by the History of Education Society
Chair: Brenda J. Child, University of Minnesota
Commentator: Philip J. Deloria, University of Michigan
American Indian Children at School: The Lethality of Off-Reservation Boarding Schools, 1879–1928
Preston McBride, University of California, Los Angeles
Impersonating Indians at Kanakuk Kamps: The Lessons of a Mythic Indigenous Childhood in Twentieth-Century America
Hunter M. Hampton, University of Missouri–Columbia
American Indian Children and Racial Reconciliation in the Late Twentieth Century
Margaret Jacobs, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

10:50 am - 12:20 pm 

Authentic Blackness? Mapping Black-African Authenticity during the 1920s and1930s
Mia Bay, Rutgers University
Davarian L. Baldwin, Trinity College
Harlem's Man of a Thousand Faces: Artists' Model Maurice Hunter and Interwar Black Identity
Clare Corbould, Monash University
The Place Where Africans Survived America: "Discovering" Sapelo Island, Georgia's Gullah Community
Melissa L. Cooper, University of South Carolina
Style and the Anticolonial Politics of C. L. R. James in 1930s London
Minkah Makalani, University of Texas at Austin

Reframing the Struggle: Latino Activism in Multiracial Cities, 1960s–1970s
Endorsed by the Urban History Association and the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA)
Chair: Eduardo Contreras, Hunter College, CUNY
Commentator: Adrian Burgos, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Race and Inequality in a Multiethnic City: African Americans, Mexican Americans, and the War on Poverty in Los Angeles
Casey Nichols, Stanford University
Desegregation or Disintegration? Fighting for Better Schools in Multiracial Denver, 1968–1976
Danielle Olden, University of Utah
"We Went to Make an Alliance": Puerto Rican and Black Politics in North Philadelphia, 1960s–1980s
Alyssa Ribeiro, Center for the Study of Women, University of California, Los Angeles

Ethnic Cleansing or Genocide? Native Peoples and the United States
Chair and Commentator: Marc Becker, Truman State University
How Anglo-American Settlers and Their Governments Committed Crimes against Native Americans—but Not Genocide
Gary Clayton Anderson, University of Oklahoma
U.S. Settler-Colonialism and Genocide Policies
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, California State University, East Bay
The Color of Violence: U.S. Native Histories and the United Nations Declaration of Indigenous Peoples Rights
Jennifer Denetdale, University of New Mexcio

The "Latino/a Turn": Is There a Future for Chicano and Puerto Rican Histories?
Chair: Lilia Fernandez, The Ohio State University
• Maria Cristina Garcia, Cornell University
• Jose Alamillo, California State University, Channel Islands
• Aldo Santiago, Rutgers University
• Delia Fernandez, The Ohio State University

Race and Citizenship after Dred Scott and the 14th Amendment
Sponsored by the OAH Committee on the Status of ALANA Historians & ALANA Histories
Chair: Michele Mitchell, New York University
Reconstructing Citizenship: Dred Scott v. Sanford, the Case for the Fourteenth Amendment
Arica Coleman, University of Delaware
Aliens in Their Own Land: The 14th Amendment and American Indian Land Claims to Chicago
John Low, The Ohio State University
Birthright Citizenship for Mexicans and Mexican Americans after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the 14th Amendment
Marla Andrea Ramirez, University of California, Santa Barbara
Report on the 1920s Naturalization Cases
Triston Young, Texas Southern University

1:50 pm - 3:20 pm 

Indigenous Rights and Resistance in Alaska (Twentieth Century)
Philip J. Deloria, University of Michigan
Alexandra Harmon, University of Washington
"Who's an Alaskan Anyway?": Civil Rights and Local Hire on the Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline
Georgia Paige Welch, Duke University
"To Be a Full-Fledged Citizen": Alaska Native Civil Rights, U.S. Settler Colonialism, and the Politics of Land Ownership, 1943-1948
Jessica Arnett, University of Minnesota
Resisting Gendered Violence: Alaska Native Women during WWII
Holly Miowak Guise, Yale University

Memorializing Massacres in the American West
Sponsored by the OAH Committee on Public History
Chair: Ari Kelman, Penn State
• Thomas G. Andrews, University of Colorado
• Emily K. Harris, United Mine Workers of America
• Alexa Roberts, Bent's Old Fort and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Sites

Sunday, April 19

10:45 am - 12:15 pm 

Racialized Context or Impact of World War II Japanese American Internment
Eiichiro Azuma, University of Pennsylvania
Neil Foley, Southern Methodist University
Performing the Pacific War: Chinese American Actors, Hollywood, and the Politics of Japanese American Incarceration, 1937–1945
William Gow, University of California, Berkeley
Triage: Jack Crisp Sleath, Medical Care, and Japanese Incarceration 1942–1946
Terumi Rafferty-Osaki, American University
Mexican Americans in the Shadow of the Enemy Alien Internment Camp in Crystal City, Texas, during World War II
Yolanda Lara Arauza, Minnesota State University, Moorhead