The Third Woman in the Presidency

Anne Firor Scott

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 Third Woman in the Presidency

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In this chapter, Anne Scott, the third woman to serve as president of the Organization of American Historians (OAH), recalls her presidency as a “crisis ridden year” and wonders why the OAH has never confronted the question of criteria for its presidents. Grading her performance a B-, she ends with advice and a warning for her successors.

Keywords: Ann Scott; Organization of American Historians; historical associations; presidents

Chapter.  1405 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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