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History's memory : writing America's past, 1880-1980

Author: Ellen F Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Enthusiasts and critics both have looked to the political upheavals of the 1960s to explain recent transformations in historical study. But just how new are our contemporary approaches to the study and writing of American history? This question lies at the heart of History's Memory, Ellen Fitzpatrick's sweeping study of the past century of American historical writing. Book jacket."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen F Fitzpatrick
ISBN: 067401605X 9780674016057
OCLC Number: 56641351
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Description: 336 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Industrial Society and the Imperatives of Modern History --
2. Advancing a Progressive New History --
3. Native Americans and the Moral Compass of History --
4. History, Class, and Culture between the World Wars --
5. The Myth of Consensus History.
Responsibility: Ellen Fitzpatrick.

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This reinterpretation of a century of American historical writing challenges the notion that the politics of the recent past alone explains the politics of history. Fitzpatrick offers a wise  Read more...

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