"These essays do indeed represent some of the best work in American history during the past year. Historians will find new approaches, new information, and fresh interpretations. Sample one or two of the essays in your own special field of interest, and you will be tempted to read on until you have absorbed them all."--James M. McPherson
About the Author
The Organization of American Historians was founded in 1907 and publishes the Journal of American History. The largest international learned society devoted to American history, it has 9,000 members in the U.S. and around the world. Joyce Appleby is professor emerita, University of California, Los Angeles, and was president of both the Organization of American Historians and the American Historical Association.