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Staff Picks from the 2017 AHA Annual Meeting Program

Here at the AHA townhouse in Capitol Hill, staff members are switching into high gear as we prep for the 2017 annual meeting in Denver. From working with the Program Committee to put together a diverse set of speakers and panels; coordinating with vendors to ensure that everyone’s favorite press has space in the book […]

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September 21, 2016


Advocacy in Action: AHA Sends Letter to the Texas Board of Education Regarding Proposed Mexican American Studies Textbook

On September 20, 2016, American Historical Association executive director Jim Grossman sent a letter to the Texas Board of Education expressing the Association’s “deep concern” about the textbook Mexican American Heritage, proposed to meet the state’s Mexican American Studies curriculum. The AHA received a response almost immediately from members of the Texas State Board of […]

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September 28, 2016

AHA Member Spotlight: Jessica Young

AHA members are involved in all fields of history, with wide-ranging specializations, interests, and areas of employment. To recognize our talented and eclectic membership, AHA Today features a regular AHA Member Spotlight series. Jessica Young is a high school history teacher at Oak Park and River Forest High School, Oak Park, Illinois. She lives in […]

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Putting Zika in Historical Context

The Zika virus has recently announced its unwelcome arrival in the continental United States. In addition to over 2,500 individuals who have contracted the disease abroad, some 50 locally generated cases have been confirmed in Florida. Many more cases are anticipated. With the public health resources needed to combat the disease running dry, the administration […]

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September 20, 2016