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Being a historian : an introduction to the professional world of history

Author: James M Banner
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Based on the author's more than 50 years of experience as a professional historian in academic and other capacities, Being a Historian is addressed to both aspiring and mature historians. It offers an overview of the state of the discipline of history today and the problems that confront it and its practitioners in many professions. James M. Banner, Jr. argues that historians remain inadequately prepared for their  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James M Banner
ISBN: 9781107021594 1107021596 9781107697287 110769728X
OCLC Number: 752286984
Description: xx, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The discipline and professions of history --
The structure of the discipline of history --
A multitude of opportunities: sites, forms, kinds, and users of history --
The academic trinity: research, teaching, service --
History outside the academy --
Teaching and writing history --
Professional principles, responsibilities, rights --
Being oneself as historian.
Responsibility: James M. Banner, Jr.

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Considers what aspiring and mature historians need to know about the discipline of history in the United States today.  Read more...

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