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The Battle for Military History

Edward M. Coffman

in The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199790562
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199896820 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.003.0010
The Battle for Military History

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This chapter on military history begins with a battle for acceptance of the field by other professional historians. Although that effort has enjoyed some success and military history is much admired and read outside of academe and among undergraduates in colleges and universities, its practitioners have generally not regarded the Organization of American Historians as supportive. Nevertheless, the chapter concludes that the “future appears to be brighter than some military historians think”.

Keywords: military history; American history; Organization of American Historians; military historians

Chapter.  4895 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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