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Becoming Historians

Becoming Historians

James M. Banner Jr. and John R. Gillis (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226036564
eISBN:
9780226036595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036595.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

In this collection, the memoirs of eleven historians provide a portrait of a formative generation of scholars. Born around the time of World War II, these historians came of age just before the ... More

From Power to PrejudiceThe Rise of Racial Individualism in Midcentury America

From Power to Prejudice: The Rise of Racial Individualism in Midcentury America

Leah N. Gordon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226238449
eISBN:
9780226238586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226238586.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Although social structural, political economic, psychological, and legal conceptions of racism competed from the 1920s through the mid 1940s, individualistic theories of the race issue proved ... More

On the Future of HistoryThe Postmodernist Challenge and Its Aftermath

On the Future of History: The Postmodernist Challenge and Its Aftermath

Ernst Breisach

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226072791
eISBN:
9780226072814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072814.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

What does postmodernism mean for the future of history? Can one still write history in postmodernity? To answer questions such as these, this book provides an overview of postmodernism and its ... More

Richard HofstadterAn Intellectual Biography

Richard Hofstadter: An Intellectual Biography

David S. Brown

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226076409
eISBN:
9780226076379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226076379.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Richard Hofstadter (1916–70) was America's most distinguished historian of the twentieth century. The author of several groundbreaking books, including The American Political Tradition, he was a ... More

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