The OAH and the Community College Professoriate

Charles A. Zappia

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:
The OAH and the Community College Professoriate

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This chapter focuses on “the purest teaching institutions in the world of higher education: the community colleges.” A professor in one of those colleges, the author here, narrates the inclusion of these teachers in the early 1990s and efforts by the Organization of American Historians, beginning at the end of that decade, to break down walls between community college historians and other members of the historical profession.

Keywords: Organization of American Historians; American history; history professors; community colleges; higher education; history teaching; community college historians

Chapter.  3438 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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