The degradation of American history /

American historical writing has traditionally been one of our primary forms of moral reflection. However, David Harlan argues that in the disillusionment following the 1960s, history abandoned its redemptive potential and took up the methodology of the social sciences. In this provocative new book,...

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Main Author: Harlan, David
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1997.
Series:ACLS Humanities E-Book.
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Summary:American historical writing has traditionally been one of our primary forms of moral reflection. However, David Harlan argues that in the disillusionment following the 1960s, history abandoned its redemptive potential and took up the methodology of the social sciences. In this provocative new book, Harlan describes the reasons for this turn to objectivity and professionalism, explains why it failed, and examines the emergence of a New Traditionalism in American historical writing. Part One, "The Legacy of the Sixties," describes the impact of literary theory in the 1970s and beyond.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxxiii, 289 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-277) and index.
ISBN:9780226316154
0226316157
9780226316161
0226316165
9786612069901
6612069902