2013 Annual Meeting

Blue City, Red State: A Historian’s Reflections on a City’s Politics

New Orleans is a defiantly blue city in an otherwise overwhelmingly red state. Many of its residents see themselves as constantly besieged by Herculean efforts to control New Orleans's politics and change its culture, and they strive to remain an island of political liberalism and social and cultural laissez-faire, even as parishes dominated by more conservative "values voters" surround the city on all sides.

Goodbye New Orleans!

The AHA’s 127th annual meeting has come to a close. Thank you to everyone who participated in the meeting; presenting, attending sessions, interviewing, exhibiting, tweeting, and more. We hope to see all of you, as well as those who couldn’t make it this year, at next year’s meeting in Washington, D.C. (January 2-5, 2014).