The History Wars / Edition 2

The History Wars / Edition 2

by Stuart Macintyre, Anna Clark
     
 

This reissue of a highly controversial book examines how a nation's history is always open to interpretation and chronicles various battling viewpoints observed in infamy by many Australians. A detailed summary of the relationships between historians, cultural critics, and major social figures, this work records fascinating stories such as historian Manning Clark's

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This reissue of a highly controversial book examines how a nation's history is always open to interpretation and chronicles various battling viewpoints observed in infamy by many Australians. A detailed summary of the relationships between historians, cultural critics, and major social figures, this work records fascinating stories such as historian Manning Clark's public exposure as a Soviet agent, the ferocious parliamentary debate on immigration sparked by historian Geoffrey Blainey, and the story of editor Robert Manne's defense of indigenous Australians. This new edition includes a new chapter by the authors, as well as a new foreword exploring the book's relevance in its original publication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780522851281
Publisher:
Melbourne University Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1History under fire1
2What do historians do?14
3What do they say?31
4The historian under fire : Manning Clark50
5The historian betrayed : Geoffrey Blainey72
6Bicentenary battles93
7'Relaxed and comfortable'119
8Frontier conflict142
9What do they teach our children?171
10Working through the museum's labels191

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