Telling the Truth about History
"A fascinating historiographical essay. . . . An unusually lucid and inclusive explication of what it ultimately at stake in the culture wars over the nature, goals, and efficacy of history as a discipline."—Booklist
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Joyce Appleby, Lynn Hunt, Margaret Jacob. To our students and our teachers Contents Acknowledgments Introduction PART ONE Intellectual Absolutisms 1 The Heroic.
Acknowledgments Introduction PART ONE Intellectual Absolutisms 1 The Heroic Model of Science 2 Scientific History and the Idea of Modernity 3 History Makes a Nation PART TWO Absolutisms Dethroned 4 Competing Histories of America 5 ...
History has been shaken right down to its scientific and cultural foundations at the very time that those foundations themselves are being contested. In the decades since World War II the old intellectual absolutisms have been ...
It lays out a vision of the past and takes an intellectual stance for the present that seeks to promote an ever more democratic society. To achieve this aim, it is essential to confront the perennial controversies over national history, ...
By the time of the Enlightenment in the eighteenth century, some degree of skepticism had come to seem necessary for any true intellectual. Denis Diderot, one of the leaders of the Enlightenment, insisted, “All things must be examined, ...
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TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT HISTORYUser Review - Kirkus
A ``late-twentieth century understanding of historical truth,'' outlined by three women historians, Appleby (History/UCLA), Hunt (History/UPenn) and Jacob (History/New School for Social Research ... Read full review
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“What historians do best,” argue Joyce Appleby, Lynn Hunt, and Margaret Jacob in their 1995 book Telling the Truth About History, “is make connections with the past in order to illuminate the problems ... Read full review