The Journal of American History
Welcome to the Journal of American History (JAH) online. Published four times a year by the Organization of American Historians (OAH), the JAH is the leading scholarly publication and the journal of record in American history. The JAH publishes articles, interchanges, states-of-the-field, and the OAH's yearly presidential address as well as reviews of books, digital history projects, exhibits, and movies.
In addition to our print issues, the JAH creates a wide range of online projects, including our biannual Teaching the JAH and special projects such as "Through the Eye of Katrina," "American Faces," and "Oil in American History." Organization of American Historians (OAH) members also have access to our vast citation database, Recent Scholarship Online.
The JAH makes selected content freely available, including the "Textbooks and Teaching" section and Teaching the JAH. A selection of JAH articles, interchanges, and states-of-the-field are also freely available to the public. See individual issue pages for details.
The OAH Annual Meeting
Future annual meetings of the Organization of American Historians are as follows:
- 2016 Providence, Rhode Island
- 2017 New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Marriott
- 2018 Sacramento, California
April 12–16 Sacramento Convention Center, Hyatt Regency
Sacramento, Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
For further information, write to: OAH Annual Meeting Information, 112 North Bryan Ave., Bloomington, Indiana 47408-4141, USA; or see the OAH Web site: http://www.oah.org/meetings-events/.
Posted: October 16, 2014
Call for Papers: African American Freedom Movement
Please join the Journal of American History in its exploration of the African American freedom movement, focusing on the history, meaning, and legacies of the civil rights struggles of the 1950s and 1960s. Over the next three years, we invite scholars to submit articles that address the events of those years and illuminate new ways of thinking about the historical significance of that momentous time. Specialists in all fields of history are encouraged to submit their work for consideration.
Posted: October 15, 2014
Call for Papers: Civil War
During the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Journal of American History would like to encourage the submission of articles that explore all aspects of the conflict.
Posted: October 14, 2014
The Journal of American History has launched a podcast section of our Web site where interviews with several JAH authors are available. Our most recent podcast features Barbara Young Welke talking about her June 2014 article "The Cowboy Suit Tragedy: Spreading Risk, Owning Hazard in the Modern American Consumer Economy." We will regularly be posting interviews with other JAH authors as well.
In the future we hope also to bring you podcasts of conversations with award-winning authors of books on American history. Anyone may listen to and download these high-quality audio files for free at http://www.journalofamericanhistory.org/podcast.
Posted: October 13, 2014
Civil War at 150 Podcast
In our latest podcast, Ed Linenthal, the editor of the JAH, talks with D. Scott Hartwig, a supervisory park historian at the Gettysburg National Military Park. Hartwig has worked at the Gettysburg park for 33 years, and in this podcast they discuss Gettysburg as a turning point in the Civil War. You can listen to this July 2013 conversation for free.
Posted: October 12, 2014