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The Journal of American History


Call for Papers

Civil Rights Struggles of the 1950s and 1960s

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.

For instructions on how to submit your paper, please see the article submission guidelines.

David Thelen Award

The Organization of American Historians gives the David Thelen Award biennially to the best article on American history that has been published in a language other than English. The winning article will be published in translation in the Journal of American History.

The deadline for entries published during 2011 and 2012 is May 1, 2013.

For submission guidelines, see the OAH's David Thelen Award site.

Louis Pelzer Memorial Award

The Pelzer Award Committee invites candidates for graduate degrees to submit essays for the Louis Pelzer Memorial Award competition. Essays may deal with any period or topic in the history of the United States. The winning essay will be published in the Journal of American History. In addition, the organization presents $500 to the winner.

Entries for the 2013 competition must be submitted by November 30, 2012.

For submission guidelines, see the oah's Louis Pelzer Memorial Award site.