Journal of American History

“Pivoting the Center”

Diverse Surveys of American History

What happens when we make a group other than straight, white, Euro-Americans the primary focus of a survey? What is the result when we move the distinctive histories of African Americans, Latinos/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and Lesbian/Gay people from margin to center? How does such teaching change our perspective on the relationship of previously underrepresented groups to our national narratives?

In this installment


Diverse Surveys in American History


Gary J. Kornblith and Carol Lasser