News in American History

In Memoriam: Louis R. Harlan

Louis R. Harlan, Distinguished University Professor emeritus at the University of Maryland, College Park, died on January 22, 2010, in Lexington, Virginia, where he and his wife Sadie had lived in retirement since 2003. He ranks among the leading historians of his generation whose body of work on Booker T. Washington and his study Separate and Unequal: Public School Campaigns and Racism in the Southern Seaboard States, 1901–1915 (1958) leave an enduring legacy. He will also be remembered for his many contributions to the historical profession, holding the distinction of being the only person to serve concurrent terms as president of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and the Southern Historical Association.

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Posted: January 22, 2010
Tagged: In Memoriam


OAH Appoints New Executive Director

At its fall 2009 meeting, the OAH Executive Board appointed Katherine Finley as the new executive director of the Organization of American Historians. Finley holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history and has worked for history museums and associations; she is also a seasoned nonprofit executive. Finley’s experience and talents will be useful as the OAH works toward the goals adopted in its newest strategic plan. Read more >

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Posted: November 1, 2009
Tagged: News of the Organization


Massachusetts Historical Society Seminar Series 2017-2018

More than two dozen Massachusetts Historical Society Research Department seminars have been scheduled for 2017-2018, offered in five series: the Boston Area Early American History Seminar, the Boston Environmental History Seminar, the Modern American Society & Culture Seminar, the New England Biography Seminar, and the Boston Seminar on the History of Women, Gender, & Sexuality, presented in conjunction with the Schlesinger Library of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

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