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History's Babel : scholarship, professionalization, and the historical enterprise in the United States, 1880-1940

Author: Robert B Townsend
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, cop. 2013.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert B Townsend
ISBN: 0226923924 0226923932 9780226923932 9780226923925
OCLC Number: 955348383
Description: XIII, 258 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Building the historical enterprise, 1880 to 1910. Establishing a framework for "scientific" history scholarship ; Developing the tools and materials of history research ; Defining a profession of history teaching --
Cracks appear in the edifice of history, 1911 to 1925. Seeking refuge in professionalized scholarship ; Placing the tools and materials of research in "other hands" ; History teaching finds its own voice --
Scattering the historical enterprise, 1926 to 1940. The crisis of the "research men" ; Handing tools and materials over to others ; Teaching goes its own way, 1925-1940.
Responsibility: Robert B. Townsend.

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