Telling it like it wasn't : the counterfactual imagination in history and fiction (eBook, 2018) []
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Telling it like it wasn't : the counterfactual imagination in history and fiction

Telling it like it wasn't : the counterfactual imagination in history and fiction

Author: Catherine Gallagher
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Inventing counterfactual histories is a common pastime of modern day historians, both amateur and professional. We speculate about an America ruled by Jefferson Davis, a Europe that never threw off Hitler, or a second term for JFK. These narratives are often written off as politically inspired fantasy or as pop culture fodder, but in 'Telling It Like It Wasn't', Catherine Gallagher takes the history of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Gallagher
ISBN: 9780226512556 022651255X
OCLC Number: 1015239950
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
The history of counterfactual history from Leibniz to Clausewitz --
Nineteenth-century alternate-history narratives --
How the USA lost the Civil War --
Historical activism and the alternate-America novels --
Nazi Britain: the invasion and occupation that weren't --
The fictions of nazi Britain.
Responsibility: Catherine Gallagher.
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In Telling It Like It Wasn't, Catherine Gallagher takes the history of counterfactual history seriously, pinning it down as an object of dispassionate study.  Read more...


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"Gallagher's new book is a genuinely original contribution to both the theory (and history) of the novel and the theory of history. Philosophers and historians have been debating the cognitive status Read more...

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