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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

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

Franklin W. Knight

University of Chicago Press

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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