Environmental historian William Cronon elected president of American Historical Association





Historians around the country recently elected a University of Wisconsin professor as president of the American Historical Association, UW officials announced Friday.

The largest organization for anyone who studies history, UW professor William Cronon said he will serve as president of the AHA for three years.

Cronon said he will serve as president-elect in 2011 before assuming his position as president in 2012.

Cronon, who teaches in UW history department, said he is the first environmental historian to be elected president....

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