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Becoming Historians$
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James M. Banner Jr. and John R. Gillis

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226036564

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226036595.001.0001

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Finding Critical History

Finding Critical History

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(p.26) Finding Critical History
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Becoming Historians
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Joan Wallach Scott

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226036595.003.0002

This chapter presents historian Joan Wallach Scott's memoirs, which trace how she became interested in critical history. Scott was not very much interested as a young student, but it was inevitable for her to become a historian because her parents were high school history teachers; their love and passion for history nurtured hers. Scott's latest project is a book on academic freedom; a history of the concept in the United States and an analysis of its applications.

Keywords:   historian, critical history, memoirs, Joan Wallach Scott, history teachers, academic freedom, United States

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