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
Published: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1997.
Series:ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • "It Hath No Relish of Salvation in It": American historical writing at the end of the twentieth century
  • Deeper into the wilderness: history takes the linguistic turn
  • A people blinded from birth: American history according to the Left
  • Doubts and dispossessions: feminist history in the 1990s
  • After looking into the abyss: the promise of professionalism
  • Return of the moral imagination
  • A choice of inheritance
  • Dream of a common history
  • Love and objectivity.