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

OAH Issues Statement on the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 will live in infamy as a day when democracy in the United States sustained a direct assault from domestic terrorists. The violent insurrection so many of us witnessed through media coverage of the event was directly incited by the President and by certain Senators and Representatives to overturn the Constitutional processes in place for a peaceful transition of power to a new presidential administration.

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Call for Proposals Now Open!

The Call for Proposals for the 2022 OAH Annual Meeting, A Hybrid Conference on American History is now open. 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 September 2020 issue of The American Historian

The September issue of The American Historian features seven articles on "History for Black Lives."

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The Journal of American History

Link to the September 2020 issue of the Journal of American History

The September of the Journal of American History is now available

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