American Historical Association (AHA)
- Homepage: http://www.theaha.org/
July 2002: "The American Historical Association (AHA) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1884 and incorporated by Congress in 1889 for the promotion of historical studies, the collection and preservation of historical documents and artifacts, and the dissemination of historical research. As the largest historical society in the United States, the AHA serves as the umbrella organization for historians working in every period and geographical area. Among its 15,000 members are faculty at secondary schools and two- and four-year colleges and universities, history graduate students, independent historians, and historians in museums, historical organizations, libraries and archives, government, and business." http://www.theaha.org/info/
July 2008: "The National Security Archive, the American Historical Association, the Georgetown University Law Center and others have petitioned to have the transcripts of 46 witnesses [in the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg case--Ed.] released to the public."http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/07/23/rosenberg.hearing/
Role Name Type Last Updated Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Prof. William Cronon Ph.D. Person Apr 3, 2011 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Arnita A. Jones Ph.D. Person Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Prof. Linda K. Kerber Person May 29, 2006
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 27, 2011 American Thought Police
QUOTE: The hard right... has a modus operandi when it comes to scholars expressing views it dislikes: never mind the substance, go for the smear. And that demand for copies of e-mails is obviously motivated by no more than a hope that it will provide something, anything, that can be used to subject Mr. Cronon to the usual treatment... But there’s a clear chilling effect when scholars know that they may face witch hunts whenever they say things the G.O.P. doesn’t like.
New York Times Dec 21, 2008 Bush E-Mails May Be Secret a Bit Longer: Legal Battles, Technical Difficulties Delay Required Transfer to Archives
QUOTE: the administration began trying only in recent months to recover from White House backup tapes hundreds of thousands of e-mails that were reported missing from readily accessible files in 2005. The risks that the transfer may be incomplete are also pointed up by a continuing legal battle between a coalition of historians and nonprofit groups over access to Vice President Cheney's records.
Washington Post Jul 24, 2008 58 years later, Rosenberg spy case gets another look
QUOTE: After 58 years, historians and journalists will have a chance to examine the secret grand jury testimony of witnesses in the espionage case against Julius and Ethel Rosenberg....In an unusual move, federal authorities have said that because of the historic significance of the case, they do not oppose releasing the transcripts of testimony from witnesses who have died or who do not object to their release.
CNN (Cable News Network) Sep 06, 2006 9/11 Leaves Its Mark on History Classes
QUOTE: Scholars disagree on the direction of the reframing of American history, sometimes along ideological lines. While many historians say 9/11 accelerated a push toward “internationalizing” American history — looking at what Thomas Bender, a professor of history at New York University, called “a common history with common causes for central events in American history” — some others said 9/11 had renewed their interest in an almost opposite idea, that of American exceptionalism.
New York Times Aug 04, 2006 Advocates Say U.S. Bars Many Academics: Government Says It Rarely Uses Law Regarding Those Who 'Espoused Terrorism'
QUOTE: growing number of foreign scholars whose visas have been revoked or whose applications have been denied -- barred, according to civil rights and academic groups, for their ideological or political views...
Washington Post Apr 18, 2006 End Smithsonian-Showtime Deal, Filmmakers and Historians Ask
QUOTE: More than 200 filmmakers and historians asked the Smithsonian Institution yesterday to abandon its production deal with Showtime Networks and reconsider a recently imposed policy that limits access to Smithsonian archives and experts.
Washington Post Oct 10, 2002 Justices Hear Challenge to Copyright Law: Extensions Stifle Access, Opponents Say; Government Claims Congressional Prerogative
QUOTE: ...a much-anticipated oral argument on a novel constitutional issue: For how long may Congress extend copyrights on literature, art, music and film?
Washington Post Aug 18, 2001 College Suspends Professor for Vietnam Fabrications
QUOTE: Joseph J. Ellis...who admitted in June that he lied to his students and others when he said he had been a combat soldier in Vietnam, has been suspended for a year without pay by Mount Holyoke...
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