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Becoming historians

Author: James M Banner; John R Gillis
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this unique collection, the memoirs of eleven historians provide a fascinating portrait of a formative generation of scholars. Born around the time of World War II, these influential historians came of age just before the upheavals of the 1960s and '70s and helped to transform both their discipline and the broader world of American higher education. The self-inventions they thoughtfully chronicle led, in many  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Becoming historians.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008032581
(OCoLC)235946159
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James M Banner; John R Gillis
ISBN: 9780226036595 0226036596 1282239384 9781282239388
OCLC Number: 435433510
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 290 pages)
Contents: Toward ethnographic history: figures in the landscape, action in the texts / Rhys Isaac --
Finding critical history / Joan Wallach Scott --
Taking the long way from Euterpe to Clio / Dwight T. Pitcaithley --
History constructs a historian / Linda Gordon --
Church people and others / David A. Hollinger --
Choices / Maureen Murphy Nutting --
Detours / John R. Gillis --
A Caribbean quest for the muse of history / Franklin W. Knight --
My way / Temma Kaplan --
Becoming a gay historian / Paul Robinson --
Historian, improvised / James M. Banner, Jr.
Responsibility: edited by James M. Banner, Jr., and John R. Gillis.

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A collection of memoirs of eleven historians who, born around the time of World War II, helped to transform both their discipline and the broader world of American higher education.  Read more...

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