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The history wars

Author: Stuart Macintyre; Anna Clark; Anthony Mason
Publisher: Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of recent endeavours to rewrite or reinterpret the history of European settlement in Australia. Explains how history has polarised the nation.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Macintyre; Anna Clark; Anthony Mason
ISBN: 052285091X 9780522850918
OCLC Number: 53232860
Notes: Letter "o" in history in title is replaced by symbol of two left arrows within a circle.
"Foreword by Sir Anthony Mason"--Cover.
Description: x, 274 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. History under fire --
2. What do historians do? --
3. What do they say? --
4. The historian under fire : Manning Clark --
5. The historian betrayed : Geoffrey Blainey --
6. Bicentenary battles --
7. Relaxed and comfortable --
8. Frontier conflict --
9. What do they teach our children? --
10. Working through the musuem's labels.
Responsibility: Stuart Macintyre and Anna Clark ; [foreword by Anthony Mason].

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History is under fire. Our past has become the subject of newspapers, heated arguments among journalists, historians and politicians. In this account the authors explain how debate over Australian  Read more...

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