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Closer to the Truth Than Any Fact: Memoir, Memory, and Jim Crow

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Although historians frequently use memoirs as source material, too often they confine such usage to the anecdotal, and there is little methodological literature regarding the genre’s possibilities and limitations. This study articulates an approach to using memoirs as instruments of historical understanding. Jennifer Jensen Wallach applies these principles to a body of mem ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published July 15th 2008 by University of Georgia Press (first published July 1st 2008)
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The body of work Wallach analyzes is nicely representative, but her conclusion lacks the decisiveness of the assertions she makes. She seems too nuanced to take a position on the issue, which renders this book unfortunately useless.
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