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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
Joyce Oldham Appleby is Professor Emerita of History at UCLA. She served as president of the Organization of American Historians (1991) and the American Historical Association (1997).Appleby was born in 1929 in Omaha, Nebraska, of English, Scotch-Irish and Norwegian stock. Her father was a businessman, and she attended public schools in Omaha, Dallas, Kansas City, Evanston, Phoenix, and Pasadena.
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Appleby received her BA degree from Stanford University in 1950, then became a magazine writer in New York. Returning to academe, she took her PhD from Claremont Graduate School in 1966. She taught at San Diego State University 1967-81, then became a professor of history at UCLA. She is the widow of Andrew Bell, a professor of European history at San Diego State University. They had three children.
Appleby is a specialist in historiography and the political thought of the early American Republic, with special interests in Republicanism, liberalism, and the history of ideas about capitalism. She has served on the editorial boards of numerous scholarly journals and editorial projects, and has received prominent national fellowships.