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  • The Opioid Crisis in Historical Perspective

    Prince is just the latest high-profile victim of an opioid addiction crisis that has devastated families and communities across the country in recent years. The problem has drawn widespread media coverage and spurred Congress into action, a rarity in the current political climate. Both the Senate and the House have recently passed legislation to address the crisis. Yet this is hardly the first time the United States has grappled with drug epidemics. What can we learn from past problems and the policies instituted to combat them? The post The Opioid Crisis in Historical Perspective appeared first on American Historical Association.

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    By providing leadership on current issues, highlighting the work of our members, and bringing the discipline into the public conversation, the American Historical Association is history's most influential and indispensable advocate. Our large membership enhances our influence in legislative and policy arenas, not just in Washington, but wherever we encounter issues regarding access to documents, academic freedom, discrimination, and other challenges affecting the work of historians. At a time of widespread budget cuts, AHA is one of the most important sources of advocacy, reminding policymakers of the importance of continuing to fund the institutions on which history in the United States depends.

  • The Changing Meanings of Marriage: Windsor in Historic Context Added July 01, 2013

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  • Teaching WWI History through Food Added January 01, 2015

  • Facing Slavery’s Legacy at Georgetown: What Can Historians Contribute?

    By Adam Rothman Many universities in the United States are reckoning with their own involvement in the history of American slavery. What can historians contribute? It may seem counterintuitive to ask what historians can bring to the discussion of what seems to be an essentially historical problem, but the answer is not obvious because it depends on the tricky relationship between the past and the present. Extract from Bill of Sale for 84 Slaves from Thomas Mulledy to Henry Johnson, November 29, 1838. The post Facing Slavery’s Legacy at Georgetown: What Can Historians Contribute? appeared first on American Historical Association.

  • The Politics of the Past in the Black Freedom Struggle

    “I grew up reading about you,” historian Clayborne Carson told Terrence Roberts, one of the nine Arkansas teenagers who faced down racist mobs to integrate Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The two sat beside each other onstage before a packed audience at the National Museum of the American Indian, there to witness the opening roundtable for “The Future of the African American Past”—a historic conference inaugurating the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, soon to open on the National Mall. The post The Politics of the Past in the Black Freedom Struggle appeared first on American Historical Association.

  • Grant of the Week: Forest History Society John M. Collier Award for Forest History Journalism

    Every week, AHA Today showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar. This week we are featuring a prize from the Forest History Society. The Forest History Society annually confers the John M Collier Award for Forest History Journalism. The award recognizes the author of the best article on forest and conservation history published in newspapers, trade press, or general circulation magazines. An independent panel of judges considers depth of research, quality of analysis, clarity of expression, and overall significance when evaluating submissions. The post Grant of the Week: Forest History Society John M. Collier Award for Forest History Journalism appeared first on American Historical Association.