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Truth in history

Author: Oscar Handlin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press, 1979.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Handlin, Oscar, 1915-
Truth in history.
London ; Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press, 1979
(OCoLC)643586719
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oscar Handlin
ISBN: 0674910257 9780674910256
OCLC Number: 4504004
Description: xi, 437 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface: The abuses of history --
PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON A CALLING: A discipline in crisis --
Living in a valley --
THE CENTRAL THEMES OF AMERICAN HISTORY: A history of American history --
Theories of historical interpretation --
Historical criticism --
An instance of criticism --
DEALING WITH THE EVIDENCE: How to read a word --
How to count a number --
Seeing and hearing --
History in a world of knowledge --
PERSISTENT THEMES AND HARD FACTS: Political theory and popular thought --
Man and magic --
Good guys and bad --
The two-party system --
THE USES OF HISTORY: The diet of a ravenous public --
Ethnicity and the new history --
The uses of history --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Oscar Handlin.
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