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The future of the past

Author: C Vann Woodward
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
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Discusses the relationships between the past and present and history and fiction, and looks at the role of the historian.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Woodward, C. Vann (Comer Vann), 1908-1999.
Future of the past.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1989
(OCoLC)756425713
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C Vann Woodward
ISBN: 0195057449 9780195057447 019506903X 9780195069037
OCLC Number: 19623577
Description: xii, 370 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Future of the past --
Clio with soul --
The future of Southern history --
The age of reinterpretation --
The aging of America --
The fall of the American Adam --
The comparability of American history --
Emancipations and reconstructions: a comparative study --
The lash and the knout ---
Reconstruction: a counterfactual playback --
Why the Southern Renaissance? --
History in Robert Penn Warren's writings --
Fictional history and historical fiction --
Mary Chesnut in search of her genre --
The antislavery myth --
Southerners versus the Southern establishment --
Strange career critics: long may they persevere --
A short history of American history --
History and the third culture --
Francis Parkman --
Henry Adams --
In Memoriam: Richard Hofstadter (1916-1970), David Morris Potter (1910-1971) --
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Responsibility: C. Vann Woodward.
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This volume contains a collection of significant essays, addresses, and major book reviews from the past two decades by one of America's greatest historians.  Read more...

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"These essays confirm the skill and good judgment of this subtle and profound scholar.... In Woodward's hands, history remains an exciting venture. Highly recommended."--Library Journal

 
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