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  PoS   WORD HIS EDU SOC LAW HUM PHIL SCI MED BUS
1  J    ANTICIPATED 98 106 170 141 50 70 210 84 54
2  N    FACET 120 175 195 72 181 174 156 69 7
3  N    PREOCCUPATION 187 38 203 132 286 206 56 19 17
4  V    IMPEDE 217 119 200 213 84 120 149 76 11
5  V    HYPOTHESIZE 69 347 811 26 49 318 326 175 1
6  R    INTERNALLY 156 80 176 137 73 186 205 77 50
7  J    DIFFERENTIAL 80 356 658 101 30 143 461 331 1
8  J    HIERARCHICAL 149 244 558 95 164 353 409 31 24
9  J    RESTRICTED 109 60 234 92 86 71 215 88 42
10  N    CONTINUATION 272 70 179 142 141 97 125 35 11
 

Our three track program -- Local and Community History, History and Public Policy, and Media and History -- necessarily addressed issues of race and ethnicity from the beginning. Although each track had a distinctive literature and, we initially thought, distinctive career implications, the program has tended to draw upon the theoretical and methodological features of each track in interpreting most significant historical problems. In 1981, the constriction of professional careers and job placements in history were on our mind and, like other concerned historians, the Program looked to expand the non-academic job possibilities for graduates. But more compelling to us were the pedagogical possibilities of historical instruction that professional training programs often slighted. The centrifugal force of America's Bicentennial celebration and the enormous popularity of Alex Haley's Roots, to mention only two examples, seemed to flourish apart from professional historians and their organizations. Did professional historical training actually impede historians' engagement with popular historical interests? On a local level, we

 
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[ACADEMIC] Journal of American Ethnic History (1998)
 



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