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The professionalization of history in English Canada

The professionalization of history in English Canada

Author: Donald A Wright
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The study of history in Canada has a history of its own, and its development as an academic discipline is a multifaceted one. The Professionalization of History in English Canada charts the transition of the study of history from a leisurely pastime to that of a full-blown academic career for university-trained scholars - from the mid-nineteenth to the late twentieth century." "Donald Wright argues that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald A Wright
ISBN: 0802039286 9780802039286 9781442629295 1442629290
OCLC Number: 56921322
Awards: Runner-up for Sir John A. MacDonald Prize - Canadian Historical Association 2005 (Canada)
Description: x, 270 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: History as avocation --
From avocation to vocation : the beginnings --
"The post-1918 generation" : professionalization continued --
"Mr. Newman, manifestly, is not a historian" : the amateurization of history --
The imporance of being sexist : the masculinization of history --
Protecting scholarly independence : a professional imperative --
"History cannot be too much professionalized" : professionalization reconsidered.
Responsibility: Donald Wright.
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Wright argues convincingly that professionalization inadvertently led to a popular inverse: the amateur historian, whose work is often more widely received and appreciated by the general public.  Read more...


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'[Wright presents] thoughtful comparative analyses and intriguing paradoxes that bring us closer to understanding what was at stake in the making of the historical profession in Canada ... A Read more...

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