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Telling the truth about history

Author: Joyce Oldham Appleby; Lynn Avery Hunt; Margaret C Jacob
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A fascinating historiographical essay. . . . An unusually lucid and inclusive explication of what it ultimately at stake in the culture wars over the nature, goals, and efficacy of history as a  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Oldham Appleby; Lynn Avery Hunt; Margaret C Jacob
ISBN: 0393312860 9780393312867
OCLC Number: 57688261
Description: 336 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The heroic model of science --
Scientific history and the idea of modernity --
History makes a nation --
Competing histories of America --
Discovering the clay feet of science --
Postmodernism and the crisis of modernity --
Truth and objectivity --
The future of history.
Responsibility: Joyce Appleby, Lynn Hunt, Margaret Jacob.

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"It is hard to think of three historians better equipped to deal with threats to the discipline of history ... [which] is being fundamentally challenged in new ways." -- Gordon S. Wood "A wise and Read more...

 
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