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Becoming Historians

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In this unique collection, the memoirs of eleven historians provide a fascinating portrait of a formative generation of scholars. Born around the time of World War II, these influential historians came of age just before the upheavals of the 1960s and ’70s and helped to transform both their discipline and the broader world of American higher education. The self-inventions ...more
Paperback, 290 pages
Published April 15th 2009 by University Of Chicago Press
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Becoming Historians includes 11 essays from historians born around the end of World War II who examine their path to becoming a historian. Interestingly, only one Rhys Isaac, knew early on that he wanted to be a historian. Others landed on the path through a variety of circumstances and inclinations.

A good look at some of the backgrounds of those who are in the historical discipline. Rightly self-conscious about the effect of memoir and oral history in such a task; it is interesting to read wit
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