The plain and noble garb of truth : nationalism and impartiality in American historical writing, 1784-1860 (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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The plain and noble garb of truth : nationalism and impartiality in American historical writing, 1784-1860

Author: Eileen K Cheng
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], [2011?]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"American historians of the early national period, argues Eileen Ka-May Cheng, grappled with objectivity, professionalism, and other "modern" issues to a greater degree than their successors in later generations acknowledge. Her extensive readings of antebellum historians show that, by the 1820s, a small but influential group of practitioners had begun to develop many of the doctrines and concerns that undergird  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eileen K Cheng
ISBN: 9780820338774 082033877X
OCLC Number: 696916117
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: viii, 368 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: "To become a historian": a discipline and a society in transition --
"Histories in novels", "novels in histories": imagination, fact, and the moral truths of history --
"To express old things in a new way": originality and impartiality in American historical methodology --
Puritanism, slavery, and the American revolution : American exceptionalism and impartiality --
The "losers" of the revolution: loyalists, Indians and the ideal of impartiality
Responsibility: Eileen Ka-May Cheng.

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Argues that American historians of the early national period, grappled with objectivity, professionalism, and other ""modern"" issues to a greater degree than their successors in later generations  Read more...

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