From the President

  • Common Schooling and the Common Good

    From the President

    Jacqueline Jones | Oct 12, 2021

    Public schools are an essential part of American society, with a long history.
  • Biography’s Occupational Hazards

    From the President

    Jacqueline Jones | Sep 8, 2021

    As a biographer, Jacqueline Jones found herself wondering how she should deal with aspects of her subject's life that left her baffled, even mystified.
  • Abstract and Ill Informed

    From the President

    Jacqueline Jones | Aug 12, 2021

    Critical race theory provides insights into why achieving the ideals enshrined in the Founders' declaration that "all men are created...
  • Absence and Presence

    From the President

    Jacqueline Jones | Apr 13, 2021

    Although historians have produced remarkable work while working remotely, AHA president Jacqueline Jones argues that it is dangerous to conclude...

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  • We Are Only Human

    Jacqueline Jones | Mar 18, 2021

    After an unexpectedly emotional response to her subject, Jacqueline Jones reflected on the place of emotion in the history classroom.
  • The “Fun” in Fundraising

    Jacqueline Jones | Feb 22, 2021

    Raising money for history programs can be rewarding, in several meanings of the word.
  • Why Study You-Know-What?

    Jacqueline Jones | Jan 13, 2021

    Historians have our own reasons for studying the past but must often explain the value of historical thinking to people not in the discipline.
  • One for the History Books

    Jacqueline Jones | Dec 18, 2020

    In her first column, AHA president Jacqueline Jones reflects on stepping into this role during a moment of radical upheaval for the discipline.
  • Reasons for Hope in a Difficult Year

    Mary Lindemann | Nov 24, 2020

    AHA president Mary Lindemann looks back on her term of office, finding hope and reason for optimism despite the undeniable...

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