Welcome to the Journal of American History (JAH) online. Published four times a year by the Organization of American Historians, the JAH is the leading scholarly publication and the journal of record in American history. 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 Web site reviews, the “Textbooks and Teaching” section, and the “Recent Scholarship” print listing. See individual issue pages for details.
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. Please see the article submission guidelines for instructions.
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. Please see the article submission guidelines for article submission guidelines.
The Journal of American History has launched a podcast section of our Web site (http://www.journalofamericanhistory.org/podcast/) where interviews with several JAH authors are available. Our most recent podcast features “Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Park Service,” the OAH’s report examining the practice and presentation of American history in the National Park Service. 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.
Civil War at 150 Podcast
Ed Linenthal, the editor of the JAH, talks with Dave Ruth, the superintendent of the Richmond National Battlefield Park, and Mark Gorman, a park ranger at the Richmond National Battlefield Park about Richmond at war and the creation of the National Park Service at Tredegar. You can listen to this July 2012 conversation for free at http://www.oah.org/programs/civilwar/podcast.
All articles submitted to the Journal of American History must now include an abstract. The abstract must be on a separate page from the body of the article and may not be longer than 500 words.
Submit or Update Your Reviewer Data Sheet
The JAH is always looking for qualified reviewers for books and articles. To make the best possible matches between reviewers and books or articles being reviewed, we need our reviewer information to be as complete and up to date as possible. It is crucial that prospective reviewers submit or update a JAH reviewer data sheet, which indicates areas of interest and publications. The data sheet is available on our Web site.