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The Sitting President Looks On—Uncomfortably

Richard White

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/9780199790562.003.0036
The Sitting President Looks On—Uncomfortably

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In this chapter, Richard White, former president of the Organization of American Historians, expresses his admiration for his predecessors, recalling them as historians who had influenced him and “whose thinking about the American past had burst the bounds of the academy and influenced popular culture”.

Keywords: Richard White; Organization of American Historians; historical associations; presidents

Chapter.  403 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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