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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

James M. Banner Jr.

James M. Banner Jr.James M. Banner Jr. is an independent historian in Washington, D.C. The founding director of the History News Service as well as a cofounder of the National History Center, he is now a visiting scholar in the history department of George Washington University. Most recently, Banner is a coeditor of Becoming Historians (2009) and the author of Being a Historian: An Introduction to the Professional World of History (2012). His play, "Good and Faithful Servants," adapted from the correspondence between John and Abigail Adams and Thomas Jefferson, is under development, and he is completing a book about revisionist history, tentatively entitled "Battles over the Past."


Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.