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Writing American History: Essays on Modern Scholarship

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Hardcover, 207 pages
Published January 1st 1970 by Indiana University Press
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Jan 22, 2015 Dan Gorman rated it liked it
I read about 100 pages of this for class. Higham gives a pretty insightful overview of the arbitrary divide between humanities, social sciences, and arts in the United States, and how funding plays a crucial role in these divisions. Higham's sections on historiography are dated now, since 50 years of historical research and the rise of postmodernism have really changed how the practice of history is carried out. The book still has value as a map of past historical trends, though - including how ...more
Jul 25, 2011 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yawn. The essential reading of historians in training. Bring a box of no-doze and a cup of coffee to wash it down.

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John William Higham (26 October 1920 - 26 July 2003) was an American historian, scholar of American culture and specialist on issues of ethnicity.

Born in Jamaica, Queens, Higham earned his undergraduate history degree from Johns Hopkins in 1941 and received a master's degree from Yale University in 1942. In World War II, he served with the historical division of the Army Air Corps in Italy. He mar
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