James Grossman, “What’s Being Taught? Mapping the Landscape of US History Education” (Perspectives on History, May 2, 2024).

Whitney E. Barringer, Nicholas Kryczka, and Scot McFarlane, “Who Is in Charge of History Curricula? Some Findings from the AHA’s Research” (Perspectives on History, April 17, 2024).

James Grossman with the University of California National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement, "'Divisive Concepts' and the Role of History Education in Democracy" (SpeechMatters, March 27, 2024).

Olina Banerji,  “History Group Finds Little Evidence of K-12 ‘Indoctrination’” (EdWeek, March 21, 2024).

Nicholas Kryczka, Whitney E. Barringer, Scot McFarlane, and James R. Grossman, “Culture Warriors—on Both Sides—Are Wrong About America’s History Classrooms” (TIME, March 14, 2024).


James Grossman and Brendan Gillis, "SB 83 would require college students to read documents their teachers wouldn’t be allowed to discuss with them," Cleveland Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com (December 2023).

Beau Dickenson, Brendan Gillis, and Chris Jones, "Defending History: Educators Stand Up to Protect Virginia's Social Studies Standards," Social Education (November/December 2023).

Edward Muir, "On Ideological Litmus Tests: Historians and the Current Threats to Academic Freedom," Perspectives on History (October 4, 2023).

Katharina Matro with Ken Burns, "Ken Burns on How to Teach the Dark Parts of History," Time (September 2023).

Whitney E. Barringer, Lauren Brand, and Nicholas Kryczka, “No Such Thing as a Bad Question?: Inquiry-Based Learning in the History Classroom” (Perspectives on History, September 26, 2023).

James Grossman, "African American History in Florida: AHA Response to New Standards of Instruction," Perspectives on History (August 28, 2023).

James Grossman, "Florida lessons teach full story of Holocaust. They shouldn't make slavery seem benign," Miami Herald (August 14, 2023).

Brendan Gillis and Julia Brookins, "Maintaining Standards: Recent AHA Contributions to the Fight for Honest History Education." Perspectives on History (April 13, 2023).

James Grossman and Anne Hyde, "History at a Crossroads: The AHA Responds to Attacks on Honest History." Perspectives on History (April 13, 2023).

Edward Muir, "The United States Needs Historians: One Teacher-President on Another." Perspectives on History (April 5, 2023).

James Grossman and Anne Hyde, "Unwieldy bill would destroy higher education in Ohio | American Historical Association." The Columbus Dispatch (April 4, 2023).

Laura Ansley, "Don't Say Gay, Stop WOKE, Banned Books, and Anti-Trans Laws: The AHA’s Teaching through the Backlash Webinar." Perspectives on History (February 10, 2023).

James Grossman and Jeremy C. Young, "The Integrity of History Education: Bills Censoring K-12 Classrooms Censor Higher Education as Well." Perspectives on History (February 8, 2023).

"Don't Say Gay, Stop WOKE, Banned Books, and Anti-Trans Laws: Teaching Through the Backlash," an AHA Online webinar featuring Claire Potter, Anita Kurimay, Wesley Phelps, and Jeremy Young (YouTube, 2023).

Edward Muir, "The History of Them, the History of Us." Perspectives on History (January 17, 2023).


Alexandra F. Levy, "Supporting Educators: Teaching History with Integrity at AHA23.Perspectives on History (December 15, 2022).

Sarah Schwartz, “What’s Really Going on in History Classrooms? A New Project Aims to Find Out” (EdWeek, December 15, 2022).

Kathleen Hilliard, "Deep in the Heart of Teaching: The 2022 Texas Conference on Introductory History Courses." Perspectives on History (November 28, 2022).

Julia Brookins, "Talking Texas History: Talking Teaching with the AHA." Talking Texas History (November 8, 2022).

"Teaching History with Integrity Today," a synchronous, online roundtable during the 2022 Texas Conference with Johann Neem, Daniel Immerwahr, Laura Westhoff and with James Grossman (YouTube, 2022).

James Grossman, "What Are Students Learning? 'Divisive Concepts' in History Education." Perspectives on History (August 18, 2022).

Leila Markosian, Kristen Shahverdian, and Alexandra F. Levy, "Flashpoints: Free Speech in American History, Culture, and Society." Perspectives on History (March 29, 2022).

"Advocating for History Education: Insights for Historians," an AHA22 Online webinar with Kathleen M. Hilliard, Karlos Hill, Jennifer Turner, Trinidad Gonzales, and Leland J. White (YouTube, 2022).

James Grossman, "A Pardon for Homer Plessy: The Long Arc of 'Pernicious' Jurisprudence." Perspectives on History (January 25, 2022).

For the Press

The AHA is pleased to speak with and provide resources for journalists and the media. If you are a member of the media and would like to submit a request for a referral or interview, please email press@historians.org.


James H. Sweet, "From Inclusive Public Schools to Divisive Concepts: A Reflection." Perspectives on History (December 15, 2021).

Claire Vanderwood, "Student Focused and Historically Accurate: The 2021 Texas Conference on Introductory History Courses Takes on Divisive Concepts." Perspectives on History (December 21, 2021).

James Grossman and Beth English, "AHA and OAH Join Coalition to Combat Misinformation: The Integrity of History Education Is at Stake." Perspectives on History (September 15, 2021).

Jacqueline Jones, "Abstract and Ill Informed: Adding Facts to the Critical Race Theory Debates." Perspectives on History (August 12, 2021).

Laura Ansley, "'The Culture Wars—They're Back!' Divisive Concepts, Critical Race Theory, and More in 2021." Perspectives on History (August 11, 2021).

Julia Brookins provided testimony to the Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs about SB 3, a bill restricting the teaching of "divisive concepts" in Texas classrooms. (July 15, 2021)

James Grossman and Jeremy C. Young, "To Understand the History Wars, Follow the Paper Trail," The Hill (July 5, 2021).

James Grossman and Jacqueline Jones, "On the way out, Trump trashes history: Why the 1776 project is so damaging.New York Daily News (January 20, 2021).

AHA Advocacy

In a wide range of situations, whether involving the rights and careers of individual historians, historical practice in diverse venues, or the role of history in public culture, the American Historical Association has the responsibility to take public stands. In the past few years, the AHA has sponsored amicus briefs considered by the US Supreme Court; sent letters to states considering legislation that would restrict history education or eliminate tenure at public universities; and opposed decisions by academic institutions to cut history departments and terminate faculty members.