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Who owns history? : rethinking the past in a changing world

Author: Eric Foner
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Contains nine essays, written between 1983 and 2001, in which the author considers the relationship between the historian and his or her world, discussing the politics of history and historians, the rethinking of history in a changing world, and depictions of the Civil War.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Foner
ISBN: 0809097044 9780809097043
OCLC Number: 48092227
Description: xix, 233 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
Part I : Politics of history and historians --
My life as a historian ; Education of Richard Hofstadter --
Part II : Rethinking history in a changing world --
American freedom in a global age ; Russians write a new history ; We must forget the past : history in the new South Africa ; Why is there no socialism in the United States? --
Part III : Enduring civil war --
Who is an American? ; Blacks and the U.S. Constitution ; Ken Burns and the romance of reunion.
Responsibility: Eric Foner.
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Contains nine essays, written between 1983 and 2001, in which the author considers the relationship between the historian and his or her world, discussing the politics of history and historians, the rethinking of history in a changing world, and depictions of the Civil War.

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