Publication Date

December 1, 2011

Perspectives Section


Editor's Note: The purpose of this column, which is published in Perspectives on History as space permits, is to recognize and honor the accomplishments of AHA members. Submissions are welcome; entries will be published in alphabetical order. To submit an entry, e-mail or write to, Web Editor, AHA, 400 A Street SE, Washington, DC 20003-3889.

  • Robert Blackey (California State Univ., San Bernardino), a former vice president of the AHA’s Teaching Division, published History: Core Elements for Teaching and Learning (Wildside Press, 2011). He was also the only non-arts person who served on the steering committee that oversaw the College Board’s National Task Force on the Arts in Education. The recommendations of the task force were summarized in the College Board’s 2009 publication, Arts at the Core, for which Blackey was one of the main writers and editors.

  • Jörg Muth published his new book Command Culture: Officer Education in the U.S. Army and the German Armed Forces, 1901–1940, and the Consequences for World War II in June 2011 (Univ. of North Texas Press). The ground-breaking study examines the different paths the U. S. Army and the German Armed Forces traveled to select, educate, and promote their officers in the crucial time before World War II. The book connects successfully the pre-World War II officer education of the U. S. Army and its traditions and culture with the conduct of the War on Terror today.

  • Eunice G. Pollack (Univ. of North Texas), has editedAntisemitism on the Campus: Past & Present (Academic Studies Press, 2011). It examines historic and contemporary antisemitism and anti-Zionism in the United States, Britain, and South Africa from multiple perspectives. The book has articles by Edward Alexander, Glenn C. Altschuler, Jerold S. Auerbach, Evelyn Avery, Henry D. Fetter, Rachel Fish, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth Lasson, Kenneth L. Marcus, Stephen H. Norwood, Andre Oboler, Eunice G. Pollack, Dave Rich, Gregg Rickman, Alvin H. Rosenfeld, Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, Edward S. Shapiro, Robert O. Summers, Stephen J. Whitfield, Andrew S. Winston, and Robert S. Wistrich.

  • Jonathan Saxon (California State Univ., Los Angeles) conducted research for the Getty Research Institute (GRI) in Los Angeles for the exhibition, A Nation Emerges: The Mexican Revolution Revealed. Celebrating the centennial of the Mexican Revolution, the exhibition showcases 130 photographs, prints, and maps primarily drawn from the GRI’s Special Collections. The exhibition is on view at the Getty Gallery at the Los Angeles Central Library in downtown Los Angeles through June 3, 2012. Currently, Saxon is a history instructor intern in the Los Angeles Community College District’s Project MATCH program.

  • Randall J. Stephens recently published, with Karl Giberson, The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age (The Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press, 2011). In spring 2011 Stephens will be a Fulbright Roving Scholar in American Studies in Norway. 

  • Heather Stur (Univ. of Southern Mississippi) has just publishedBeyond Combat: Women and Gender in the Vietnam War Era with Cambridge University Press.

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