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Putting Together American History

Joanne Meyerowitz

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/9780199790562.003.0024
Putting Together American History

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In this chapter, the author takes the reader inside the job to describe what editors, as opposed to academic historians, usually do. From her editor's perch, she concludes that the much-discussed “fragmentation” of American history is a “myth.” She also discusses the digital landscape's impact on journal publication, what initiatives she pioneered, and what might lie ahead.

Keywords: editors; American history; Journal of American History; academic historians

Chapter.  3304 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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