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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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A Caribbean Quest for the Muse of History

A Caribbean Quest for the Muse of History

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(p.174) A Caribbean Quest for the Muse of History
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Becoming Historians
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Franklin W. Knight

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226036595.003.0008

This chapter presents historian Franklin W. Knight's memoirs, which trace how he became interested in history. At high school, Knight took a specialized course in history but did know until he entered the university that being a historian could be a useful occupation. He liked creative writing, which was required in writing history. Knight believes that growing up in Jamaica somehow influenced his decision to become a historian.

Keywords:   historian, memoirs, Franklin W. Knight, creative writing, history, Jamaica

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