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Allan Nevins on history

Author: Allan Nevins
Publisher: New York : Scribner, [1975]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Essays
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971.
Allan Nevins on history.
New York : Scribner, [1975]
(OCoLC)643621501
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Nevins
ISBN: 0684143208 9780684143200
OCLC Number: 1230580
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxvii, 420 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Allan Nevins, historian: a personal reminiscence / by Ray Allen Billington --
PART ONE: THE PURPOSE OF HISTORY: What's the matter with history --
Not Capulets, nor Montagus --
The newspaperman and the scholar --
Reading in a book-crowded age --
PART TWO: BROADENING HISTORICAL HORRIZONS: New lamps for old in history --
Business and the historian --
American journalism and its historical treatment --
Recent progress of American social history --
The universal and the local --
PART THREE: THE HISTORIAN AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES: What the scientist and historian can teach each other --
Advances in the social sciences --
The explosive excitement of history --
Is history made by heroes? --
The old history and the new --
The limits of individualism --
PART FOUR: TOOLS FOR THE HISTORIAN'S KITBAG: The essence of biography --
The autobiography --
Why public men keep diaries --
The role of the manuscript collection --
History and the newspaper --
History this side the horizon --
Oral history: how and why it was done --
A new horizon for who's who: a proposal --
PART FIVE: GREAT HISTORIANS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: George Bancroft --
John Lothrop Motley --
Francis Parkman --
Hermann Eduard von Holst --
John Bach McMaster --
Henry Adams --
James Ford Rhodes as man and historian.
Responsibility: compiled and introduced by Ray Allen Billington.

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