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Engagement with the past : the lives and works of the World War II generation of historians

Author: William Palmer
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., John Hope Franklin, Daniel Boorstin, C. Vann Woodward, Edmund S. Morgan, Barbara Tuckman, Eric Hobsbawn, Hugh Trevor Roper, Lawrence Stone -- aside from carrying the distinction as some of the most successful and well-respected historians of the twentieth century, these scholars found their lives and careers evolving amid some of the world's pivotal historical moments. Dubbed the World  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Palmer, William, 1951-
Engagement with the past.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2001
(DLC) 2001002579
(OCoLC)46918053
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Palmer
ISBN: 0813170885 9780813170886 9780813159270 081315927X
OCLC Number: 65183792
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 372 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: Writing Historians' Lives --
Lives --
Beginnings --
Harvard, the 1930s, and the Making of a Historical Generation --
Other American Colleges and Universities --
The English University Experience in the 1930s --
V Was for Victory --
Building Careers in the Postwar World --
At the Pinnacle (Mostly) --
Teaching --
Achievement --
The Cultural Critics --
The Controversialists --
The Archival Revolution --
Synthesis, Printed Sources, and Other Kinds of History.
Responsibility: William Palmer.

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