Joyce Appleby


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Joyce Oldham Appleby (born April 9, 1929) is an American historian. She is Professor Emerita of History at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She served as president of the Organization of American Historians (1991) and the American Historical Association (1997).

Joyce Appleby was born in Omaha, Nebraska, of English, Scotch-Irish and Norwegian stock. Her father was a ... more »

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  • ''Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity depends upon our remembering. But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being, our sanity also depend upon our forgetting.''
    Joyce Appleby (b. 1929), U.S. historian. "Recovering America's Historic Diversity," Journal of American History, p. 430 (September 1992).
  • ''Contention is inseparable from creating knowledge. It is not contention we should try to avoid, but discourses that attempt to suppress contention.''
    Joyce Appleby (b. 1929), U.S. historian. "Recovering America's Historic Diversity," Journal of American History, p. 431 (September 1992).
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