Changing Geographies of American Studies

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Leaders of evolving field consider how they fit into higher education, business culture, area studies, local economies and the No Child Left Behind era -- and are urged to move beyond "siege mentality."

American Studies on Offense and Defense

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Scholars consider how to get more engaged in the political process -- and how to fend off attacks on what they do.

Genocide Deniers

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Academics shun those who say Holocaust didn't take place. What about scholars who play down what happened in 1915 to Armenians? Why do Turkey and the Bush administration prop up such scholars?

A Different View of the Middle East

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Scholars who don't like direction of the field form new group, vowing not to be politicized. Others say the founders are exactly those who have politicized the discipline.

Few Policies on Plagiarism

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Report on history journals finds that they confront complaints on an ad hoc basis -- without the benefit of standard procedures.

Historians Team Up to Back Obama

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In unusual move for this stage of a campaign, scholars join those issuing endorsements and trying to rally support.

'Higher Education and the Civil Rights Movement'

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For every James Meredith, who gained fame for becoming the first black student at the University of Mississippi, there were many other students who broke racial barriers without attracting much attention.Higher Education and the Civil Rights Movement: White Supremacy, Black Southerners and College Campuses (University Press of Florida) tells the stories of some of those students and also portrays the broader story of the desegregation of higher education -- which the essays in the book argue was much more evolution

Healthy but Mismatched History Job Market

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Openings are up while number of new Ph.D.'s is down, but doctorate specialties aren't always where the positions are.

Threat Seen to Oral History

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Scholars and association protest government plan to expand power of campus boards that monitor research on human subjects.

The Pedagogy of Place

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Historians discuss ways to teach students -- and themselves -- more about the cities where they work and live.


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