The OAH in Philadelphia

Leon F. Litwack

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 in Philadelphia

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In this chapter, Leon Litwack, former president of the Organization of American Historians, writes with enthusiasm of his annual meeting in 1987. A unique event, it began with an opening session that featured Pete Seeger and emphasized the importance of music in understanding the diversity of expression in America and ended, Litwack writes, with “hundreds of historians...rockin' and rollin' to the finest R&B and Rock n' Roll—on tape”.

Keywords: Leon Litwack; Organization of American Historians; historical associations; presidents; annual meeting

Chapter.  1153 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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