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Author Fitzpatrick, Ellen F. (Ellen Frances)

Title History's memory : writing America's past, 1880-1980 / Ellen Fitzpatrick
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002


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Description xi, 318 pages ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Industrial Society and the Imperatives of Modern History -- 2. Advancing a Progressive New History -- 3. Native Americans and the Moral Compass of History -- 4. History, Class, and Culture between the World Wars -- 5. The Myth of Consensus History
Summary "Enthusiasts and critics both have looked to the political unheavals of the 1960s to explain recent transformations in historical study. But how new, in fact, are our contemporary approaches to the study and writing of American history? This question lies at the heart of History's Memory, Ellen Fitzpatrick's sweeping study of the past century of American historical writing."
"Through careful examination of hundreds of historical essays and books, Firzpatrick has uncovered striking continuities in the writing of American history. The contributions of earlier scholars, some of them outside the mainstream of the historical profession, reveal that interest in the history of women, African Americans, Native Americans, and the working class has been long-standing. Whether in the Progressive era's attention to issues of class, or in the renewed concern with Native Americans in the 1930s and 1940s, Fitzpatrick demonstrates that over the past century historians have frequently grappled with issues that we think of today as innovative."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-303) and index
Subject Historiography.
Historiography -- Social aspects -- United States.
Historiography -- Political aspects -- United States.
Historiography -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Historiography -- Political aspects.
United States -- Historiography -- 20th century.
United States -- Historiography.
United States -- History -- Philosophy.
LC no. 2002017178
ISBN 067400731X