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Francis Parkman, historian as hero : the formative years

Author: Wilbur R Jacobs
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1991.
Series: American studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A historian who lived the kind of history he wrote, Francis Parkman is a major--and controversial--figure in American historiography. His narrative style, while popular with readers wanting a "good story," has raised many questions with professional historians. Was Parkman writing history or historical fiction? Did he color historical figures with his own heroic self-image? Was his objectivity compromised by his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jacobs, Wilbur R.
Francis Parkman, historian as hero.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 1991
(OCoLC)555539645
Online version:
Jacobs, Wilbur R.
Francis Parkman, historian as hero.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 1991
(OCoLC)607828188
Named Person: Francis Parkman; Francis Parkman; Francis Parkman
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wilbur R Jacobs
ISBN: 0292724675 9780292724679
OCLC Number: 23253112
Description: xvii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Title: American studies series.
Responsibility: by Wilbur R. Jacobs.
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A historian who lived the kind of history he wrote, Francis Parkman is a major--and controversial--figure in American historiography. His narrative style, while popular with readers wanting a "good story," has raised many questions with professional historians. Was Parkman writing history or historical fiction? Did he color historical figures with his own heroic self-image? Was his objectivity compromised by his "unbending, conservative, Brahmin" values? These are some of the many issues that Wilbur Jacobs treats in this thought-provoking study.

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