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Making history matter

Author: Robert Dawidoff
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2000.
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As a scholar of intellectual and cultural history, Dawidoff takes the stance that historians ought to take an active role in our democratic culture, informing and participating in public discourse. He argues for a broad reach when it comes to cultural expression, resisting the polarization of formal intellectual history and folk or commercial popular culture. Divided into sections that deal with the patriarchs of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Dawidoff
ISBN: 1566397480 9781566397483 1566397499 9781566397490 1566397545 9781566397544 1566397553 9781566397551
OCLC Number: 41606217
Description: xvi, 245 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: History--but --
pt. 1: The night of the living dead white men. The Jeffersonian option ; Franklin and Jefferson : before "the democratic fact" ; "Tails in the air" : Henry Adams and the American history of the European Middle Ages ; Willie's and Harry's excellent adventure ; Fish out of water : George Santayana ; In my father's house are many closets --
pt. 2: Listening to Sophie Tucker. Criticism and American cultural repair ; The kind of person you have to sound like to sing "Alexander's Ragtime Band" ; Some of those days ; Fred Astaire ; Katharine Hepburn : "the heiress of all the ages" ; From Ohio to the Big Rock Candy Mountain : Los Angeles as the terminus of American democratic culture --
pt. 3: Doing something about it. Stalking the blushing zebra --
The gay nineties : opinion pieces. Gay rights. One percent or ten percent-the law isn't counting ; Clinton speaks the haters' code word ; First, we demand recognition ; Gays and lesbians need a real movement ; The feds, civil rights, and Camp Sister Spirit ; Gays won't take Clinton's betrayal lightly --
Clio in the morning papers. Clio in office? ; Seeing the messiness of America's true history ; Lott's wife --
Politics of AIDS, safer sex, and needle exchange. How about a policy on AIDS? ; Needle exchange can save lives ; Clean needles and bloody hands ; Did the President use a condom? --
The intolerance wars. In real life, the funnies aren't ; Holiday lavender blue ; Gays saw between the lines of Ellen ; TV-H : hazardous to your hypocrisy ; Life, liberty, pursuit of happiness--gay or straight.
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