Telling the Truth about History

Telling the Truth about History

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by Joyce Appleby, Lynn Hunt, Margaret Jacob
     
 

"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 discipline."—BooklistSee more details below

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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 discipline."—Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393312867
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Pages:
322
Sales rank:
1,412,757
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. 1Intellectual Absolutisms
1The Heroic Model of Science15
2Scientific History and the Idea of Modernity52
3History Makes a Nation91
Pt. 2Absolutisms Dethroned
4Competing Histories of America129
5Discovering the Clay Feet of Science160
6Postmodernism and the Crisis of Modernity198
Pt. 3A New Republic of Learning
7Truth and Objectivity241
8The Future of History271
Index310

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