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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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History Constructs a Historian

History Constructs a Historian

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(p.76) History Constructs a Historian
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Becoming Historians
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Linda Gordon

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226036595.003.0004

This chapter presents historian Linda Gordon's memoirs, which trace how she became interested in history. Gordon considers herself as being still in the process of becoming a historian. Her influences stemmed from larger world events than from teachers and other intellectuals. Gordon believes that everyone's life is imbedded in historical events and that the kind of historian she is today determines how she sees the history of her becoming a historian.

Keywords:   historian, memoirs, Linda Gordon, history, world events, historical events

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