Resources from the American Historical Association

Select resources produced or published by the AHA are listed below. For a more detailed list, please visit our Zotero library. Additional teaching materials can be found in the AHA’s Vetted Resources.

AHA Statement on Violence against Asians and Asian Americans

In 2021, the AHA issued a statement deploring the recent incidents of violence and harassment aimed at Asians and Asian Americans.

Joint Statement on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism in American History

The American Association of University Professors, the American Historical Association, the Association of American Colleges & Universities, and PEN America, 2021.

AHA Statement on the History of Racist Violence in the United States

In 2020, the AHA issued a statement urging a reckoning with the United States’ deplorable record of violence against African Americans, a record that stretches back centuries.

AHA Statement on Confederate Monuments

In 2017, the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, re-ignited debate about the place of Confederate monuments in public spaces, as well as related conversations about the role of Confederate, neo-Nazi, and white supremacist imagery in American political culture.

For the Classroom

with Leonard Moore, Katharina Matro, Julia Brookins, Kathleen Hilliard, James Grossman, Hasan Kwame Jeffries, and James Sweet (YouTube, 2022).

"B.C. Franklin and the Tulsa Massacre: A Triracial History"

by Alaina E. Roberts (Perspectives on History, 2021)

"Confronting Race and Medieval Fantasies"

by Courtney Luckhardt (Perspectives on History, 2021)

"Breaking the Bonds of Segregation: Civil Rights Politics and the History of Modern Finance"

by Destin Jenkins (American Historical Review, 2023)

Contextualizing Movements and Protests

“Vikings, Crusaders, and Confederates: Misunderstood Historical Imagery at the January 6 Capitol Insurrection”

by Matthew Gabriele (Perspectives on History, 2021)

“Defund the Police: Protest Slogans and the Terms for Debate”

by Austin McCoy (Perspectives on History, 2020)

“So Far Away from 1965: Voting Rights in the United States”

by Julian Zelizer (Perspectives on History, 2020)

"Not Just Native Sovereignty: The ICWA’s Survival Is a Bellwether for Democracy""

by Noah Ramage (Perspectives on History, 2023)

Contextualizing Violence in a Pandemic

A Bibliography of Historians’ Responses to COVID-19

The AHA’s COVID bibliography addresses current and historical public health crises within the context of xenophobia, racism, and racial inequity.

"From Bath Riots to Blocking Asylum: Public Health and Race at the US-Mexico Border"

by Arabella Delgado (Perspectives on History, 2022)

“History and Historians in Response to COVID-19: Infection and Inequality”

A Virtual AHA webinar with Evelynn M. Hammonds, Samuel Kelton Roberts Jr., Alan Kraut, Michael Spencer, and Keith A. Wailoo (YouTube, 2020)

"The Pandemic and History"

by Adam Clulow and Daina Ramey Berry (American Historical Review, 2021)

Immigration and Xenophobia

"The Charlottesville Verdict: American Antisemitism and Resurgent Nationalisms"

By Victoria Saker Woeste (Perspectives on History, 2022)

“Colorizing Photos from the Past: The Ethics of Making History”

by Tara Tran (Perspectives on History, 2021)

"Age and the Construction of Gendered and Raced Citizenship in the United States"

by Corinne T. Field and Nicholas L. Syrett (American Historical Review, 2020)

“‘Our Country Is Full’: Roots and Consequences of America’s 1921 Immigration Act 100 Years Later”

A Virtual AHA webinar featuring Erika Lee, Ashley Johnson Bavery, Linda Gordon, and Alexandra Minna Stern (YouTube, 2021)

Monuments and Museums

A Virtual AHA webinar featuring David W. Blight, Annette Gordon-Reed, and James Grossman (YouTube, 2020)

"Monument Gallery"

by Adom Getachew and Naomi Kebede (American Historical Review, 2022)

“Named for the Enemy: The US Army’s Confederate Problem”

by Ty Seidule (Perspectives on History, 2020)

"Monuments and Public History"

(History in Focus, 2023)

International Contexts and Comparisons

"Seeing Black America in Iran"

by Beeta Baghoolizadeh (American Historical Review, 2023)

"The History of Them, the History of Us"

by Edward Muir (Perspectives on History, 2023)

“Walking While Indian, Walking While Black: Policing in a Colonial City”

by Sylvia Sellers-García (American Historical Review, 2021)

“The Age of the Witness and the Age of Surveillance: Romani Holocaust Testimony and the Perils of Digital Scholarship”

by Ari Joskowicz (American Historical Review, 2020)