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Editing and the Challenges of Specialization, Audiences, Sites of Practice

David Thelen

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/9780199790562.003.0023
Editing and the Challenges of Specialization, Audiences, Sites of Practice

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In this chapter, the author talks about how he recognized he had much to learn about the Journal of American History and the practice of American history. He hoped to make that practice more democratic and polled readers about what they wanted. They persuaded him to publish new kinds of essays on what historians outside as well as inside academic institutions and around the world were doing.

Keywords: editors; American history; Journal of American History; essays

Chapter.  4545 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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