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Irvin will begin his term as Executive Editor of the Journal of American History in August 2017.

The Journal of American History

Welcome to the Journal of American History (JAH) online. Published four times a year by the (OAH), the JAH is the leading scholarly publication and the journal of record in American history. The JAH publishes articles, interchanges, states-of-the-field, and the OAH's yearly presidential address as well as reviews of books, digital history projects, exhibits, and movies.

Three historians of religion discussed the influence the Bible and other Christian writings had on American political…

Past Forward: Articles from the Journal of American History

In the June 2016 issue of the Journal of American History, Chris Rasmussen published the article "'This thing has ceased to be a joke': The Veterans of Future Wars and the Meanings of Political Satire in the 1930s." In a at the JAH's blog Process, Rasmussen discusses how he got started on his topic as well as the pleasure of researching a satirical organization.

Johns Hopkins University professor Ronald Walters taught a class about the 1880s anarchist movement in America. He talked…

challenges a King and so is laid the foundation of the first amendment; a finds gold in California and sets off a torrent of movement westward; a from work does not relinquish her seat and a Civil Rights movement explodes.These stories all help to ask the question, "What is an American?" You'll help to answer that question.

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Hot off the presses! We've just received our copies of Past Forward: Articles from the Journal of American History, volumes 1 and 2. They're perfect companions for AP US history classes and for college-level surveys.

HistoryNet | World & US History Online

The OAH is pleased to announce that Benjamin H. Irvin, associate professor at the University of Arizona, has been named the new Executive Editor of the Journal of American History and associate professor in the department of history at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is the author of Clothed in Robes of Sovereignty: The Continental Congress and the People Out of Doors (2011). Irvin has worked on the editorial boards or staffs of Common-Place: The Journal of Early American Life, History Compass, and the Journal of American History. He is also a Distinguished Lecturer with the Organization of American Historians.

Library | Teaching American History

In addition to our , the JAH creates a wide range of , including our biannual and such as and Organization of American Historians (OAH) members also have access to our vast citation database, .

American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United …

Welcome to . This 13,000 page reference center is dedicated to providing information to the general public on African American history and on the history of the more than one billion people of African ancestry around the world.

History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web

"Rethinking early Native American history is a difficult enterprise," Robert Morrissey argues. In the latest Robert Michael Morrissey provides a teaching supplement for his December 2015 article, Morrissey includes six exercises that tackle the scarcity of primary sources from a Native American point of view. These exercises present students with interdisciplinary sources that they may not expect, such as ecological maps of biomes and soil, as well as more traditional sources like memoirs, letters, and excerpts from language dictionaries. By providing an opportunity to interact with a diverse group of documents, this teaching guide will encourage students to consider a more nuanced, demythologized history of Native Americans.