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Bar charts showing tenure-track, non-tenure-track, and other history job listings over the years.
Aug 31, 2022
New report from the American Historical Association shows that job ads, a proxy for faculty hiring, declined dramatically in 2020–21 but have started to rebound. The long-term outlook remains sobering.

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June 10, 2015
It's the most important American political document scarcely anyone remembers a word of. Scott McLemee reports on a new book putting the Emancipation Proclamation in context.
May 27, 2015
Many historians try to make their work accessible to the public. But how accessible is too accessible, and at what cost? New course offered jointly by History Channel and U of Oklahoma has some on campus wondering.
May 7, 2015
Historians at Sacramento State are furious that an anthropology course has been deemed to meet a state requirement for study of American history.
April 30, 2015
Scholars are troubled by implications of legal battle over Goebbels’s diaries. Will researchers want to pay the heirs of fascists?
March 11, 2015
Walt Whitman thought Americans needed free, authoritative textbooks. Scott McLemee interviews two historians who've answered that call for undergrads.
February 23, 2015
Historians condemn recent attempt by Oklahoma legislature to defund AP American history curriculum for being too "negative."
January 6, 2015
At annual meeting, historians discuss ways to engage students on protests in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere.
January 5, 2015
From Little House on the Prairie to comics to flappers, historians at annual meeting discuss the pleasures and pitfalls of teaching popular history.
January 5, 2015
At business meeting of American Historical Association, members refuse to consider last-minute proposals to condemn Israel's treatment of Palestinians.
December 3, 2014
Scott McLemee considers "The Americans" and a new book on childhood during the Cold War.

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