The American Historian

Writing History for a Popular Audience

Our August issue features three pieces on writing history for a popular audience, as well as essays on the "state of the field" of the history of emotions, the history of amateurism in college athletics, and using students to critique potential book chapters.

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Table of Contents

Features

Writing History for a Popular Audience: A Round Table Discussion

Danielle McGuire, Andrew Miller, and T. J. Stiles

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The Art of the Serious: Writing History for an Elusive Mass Readership

Brandon Proia

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State of the Field

The History of American Emotions

Susan J. Matt

Impieties

The Job Is Football: The Myth of the Student-Athlete

Johnny Smith

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The Craft of Teaching

Give Students the Chance to Scrutinize Your Writing

Chris Myers Asch

Professional Development

When, Why, and How I Write Op-Eds

Geraldo Cadava

Beyond the Walls

History in Twenty-Four Frames per Second

Christopher W. Wilson

From the President

Politics and the Library of Congress

Nancy F. Cott

Departments

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