The Future of the Past / Edition 1

The Future of the Past / Edition 1

by C. Vann Woodward
ISBN-10:
019506903X
ISBN-13:
9780195069037
Pub. Date:
02/28/2002
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA

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The Future of the Past / Edition 1

The late C. Vann Woodward was one of America's most prominent historians. His books have won every major history award—including the Pulitzer, Bancroft, and Parkman Prizes—and he has served as president of both the American Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians. The Future of the Past collects two decades worth of Woodward's most significant essays, addresses, and major book reviews, including two important presidential addresses—"The Future of the Past" and "Clio with Soul" (his trenchant assessment of Afro-American history)—as well as essays on changing historical concerns of the past decades, the value of comparative history, the South in Reconstruction times and the South today, and the use of fiction in history (and history in fiction). Woodward has written illuminating introductory comments on each section and offers an incisive general introduction about history and the direction the profession is taking today. Whether reviewing William Safire's novel Freedom or evaluating Henry Adam's portrait of Jefferson, Woodward's essays reflect a lifetime of thought on history and historical writing, and are essential reading for anyone concerned with either.

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ISBN-13: 9780195069037
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/28/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.06(h) x 1.10(d)

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