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in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history.

OAH Issues an Open Letter to the Biden Administration on the 1776 Report and the "Future of the Past”

The OAH calls on the Biden Administration to enact, support, and fund multiple efforts to broaden the research, writing, teaching, and public discussion of the complicated history of American democracy, including the institution of slavery and the dispossession of Indigenous people. We recommend establishing a bipartisan commission tasked with examining the founding of our nation, which should examine the importance of 1776 and the country’s founding documents, but with the crucial difference of looking at this critical moment in the nation’s past from multiple perspectives and exploring the multiple ways the nation’s founding was recorded and later interpreted and understood.

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NEW DEADLINE for 2022 Call for Proposals!

The Call for Proposals for the 2022 OAH Annual Meeting, A Hybrid Conference on American History is now open until Wednesday, February 17. Themed on Indigenous/American Pasts and Futures, the in-person portion of the conference will take place at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA from March 31 to April 3, 2022. The virtual portion of the conference will take place over the same dates

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Register for the 2021 OAH Virtual Conference

We invite you to register for the 2021 OAH Annual Meeting's Virtual Conference on American History, where you can mingle and make meaningful connections with U.S. historians from across the globe, and reconnect with friends, colleagues, and acquaintances.

  • Explore over 150 sessions and workshops;
  • Take part in various live discussion groups and events;
  • Roam through lounges to meet others or delve into virtual tours, music, or food and;
  • Tour the exhibit hall and talk live with publishers, discover new titles, or learn about services to help you in your professional life.

We welcome you to join us online April 15–18, 2021, and meet with those who love American history as much as you do!

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The American Historian

Link to the December 2020 issue of The Journal of American History

The December issue of the Journal of American History is now available

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The Journal of American History

Link to the December 2020 issue of The American Historian

The December issue of the The American Historian is now available

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