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Silencing the Past
Silencing the Past
by Michel Ro Trouillot
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Placing the West's failure to acknowledge the most successful slave revolt in history alongside denials of the Holocaust and the debate over the Alamo, Michel-Rolph Trouillot offers a stunning meditation on how power operates in the making and recording... (read more)

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That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession (Ideas in Context)
That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession (Ideas in Context)
by Peter Novick
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The aspiration to relate the past "as it really happened" has been the central goal of American professional historians since the late nineteenth century. In this remarkable history of the profession, Peter Novick shows how the idea and ideal of... (read more)

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Telling the Truth about History
Telling the Truth about History
by Joyce Appleby
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We have lost our grip on historical truth. Popular films depict subterranean conspiracies that shape historical events and public knowledge of those events. Best-selling narrative histories dissolve the border between fact and fiction, allowing the... (read more)

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The Renaissance and Reformation: A History in Documents (Pages from History)
The Renaissance and Reformation: A History in Documents (Pages from History)
by Merry Wiesner Hanks
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At first glance, the Renaissance and the Reformation--two movements (one cultural, one religious) that defined Europe from 1400 to 1600--may appear to be polar opposites. The Renaissance found scholars and artists celebrating the beauty and splendor of... (read more)

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Practicing History: Selected Essays
Practicing History: Selected Essays
by Barbara W Tuchman
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From thoughtful pieces on the historian's role to striking insights into America's past and present to trenchant observations on the international scene, Barbara W. Tuchman looks at history in a unique way and draws lessons from what she sees. Here is a... (read more)

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The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past
The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past
by John Lewis Gaddis
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What is history and why should we study it? Is there such a thing as historical truth? Is history a science? One of the most accomplished historians at work today, John Lewis Gaddis, answers these and other questions in this short, witty, and humane book.... (read more)

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The Historians' Paradox: The Study of History in Our Time
The Historians' Paradox: The Study of History in Our Time
by Peter Hoffer
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How do we know what happened in the past? We cannot go back, and no amount of historical data can enable us to understand with absolute certainty what life was like “then.” It is easy to demolish the very idea of historical knowing, but it is... (read more)

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History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by John H Arnold
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There are many stories we can tell about the past, and we are not, perhaps, as free as we might imagine in our choice of which stories to tell, or where those stories end. John Arnold's addition to Oxford's popular Very Short Introductions series is a... (read more)

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Dangerous Games: The Uses and Abuses of History (Modern Library Chronicles)
Dangerous Games: The Uses and Abuses of History (Modern Library Chronicles)
by Margaret Macmillan
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Margaret MacMillan, an acclaimed historian and “great storyteller” (The New York Review of Books), explores here the many ways in which history-its values and dangers-affects us all, including how it is used and abused. The New York Times... (read more)

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After the Fact the Art of Historical Detection 4TH Edition
After the Fact the Art of Historical Detection 4TH Edition
by James West Davidson
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For more than twenty years, After the Fact has been a popular and best-selling approach to guiding students through American History and the methods used to generate it. In fifteen dramatic episodes that move chronologically through American history... (read more)

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The End of History and the Last Man
The End of History and the Last Man
by Francis Fukuyama
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Fukuyama's profound inquiry leads the reader to the question of whether humanity will eventually reach a stable state in which it is at last completely satisfied, or whether there is something about the condition of humans that will always lead them to... (read more)

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In Defense of History
In Defense of History
by Richard J Evans
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E. H. Carr's What Is History?, a classic introduction to the field, may now give way to a worthy successor. In his compact, intriguing survey, Richard J. Evans shows us how historians manage to extract meaning from the recalcitrant past. To materials... (read more)

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Use History Like a Tool: An Unconventional Guide to Reading the Past and Managing the Future
Use History Like a Tool: An Unconventional Guide to Reading the Past and Managing the Future
by Steven Levi
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If you really want to use history like a tool in your day-to-day survival, you must understand the underlying principles of history and how to use those principles. Doing this requires that you see history differently-as something other than names and... (read more)

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Historical Truth and Lies about the Past: Reflections on Dewey, Dreyfus, de Man, and Reagan
Historical Truth and Lies about the Past: Reflections on Dewey, Dreyfus, de Man, and Reagan
by Alan B Spitzer
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Historians have king struggled with the questions of historical relativism, objectivity, and standards of proof and evidence. Spitzer, an intellectual historian, focuses on the contradiction between theory and practice by presenting case studies of four... (read more)

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A Short Guide to Writing about History
A Short Guide to Writing about History
by Richard Marius
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A “must have” for students taking any history course that requires writing, A Short Guide to Writing About History stresses thinking and writing like a historian. This engaging and practical little text helps the readers get beyond merely... (read more)

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Man on His Past: The Study of the History of Historical Scholarship
Man on His Past: The Study of the History of Historical Scholarship
by Herbert Butterfield
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This book is an extended version of the Wiles lectures given at the Queen's University, Belfast, in 1954. It illustrates the rise, scope, methods and objectives of the history of historiography. The topics selected for discussion give a general outline... (read more)

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History in Crisis?: Recent Directions in Historiography
History in Crisis?: Recent Directions in Historiography
by Norman J Wilson
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This book explores the possibilities remaining for historical study in the face of the current trends, including postcolonialism, postmodernism, and deconstruction, among others. The volume examines key topics such as what was history and what is... (read more)

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E.P. Thompson: Critical Perspectives
E.P. Thompson: Critical Perspectives
by Harvey K Kaye
About the Author
Harvey J. Kaye is Professor and Chair of Social Change and Development at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.... (read more)

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From Athens to Auschwitz: The Uses of History,
From Athens to Auschwitz: The Uses of History,
by Christian Meier
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of history in Western culture and a changing world.... (read more)

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Who Owns History?: Rethinking the Past in a Changing World
Who Owns History?: Rethinking the Past in a Changing World
by Eric Foner
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“Who Owns History? testifies to Eric Foners lifelong personal commitment to writing histories that advance the struggle for racial equality and economic justice.” —David Glassberg, The Sunday Star-Ledger History has become a matter... (read more)

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