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The Knowledge Solution: Australian History: What place does history have in a post-truth world?

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Acclaimed historians and writers reveal defining moments of Australian history and what impact they’ll have on our future.

What can we learn from recurring events across the recent history of Australia, of colonisation, nationalism, racism, fighting on foreign shores, land booms, industrial campaigns and culture wars? Arguments about the discipline of Australian History,
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Paperback, 262 pages
Published 2019 by Melbourne University Press
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Jaclyn (sixminutesforme)
I’d recommend this to readers already familiar somewhat with Australian history, and who want to read more deeply into certain areas and examine the process behind forming a national history, and the teaching of such a history particularly. Really interesting introductory comments to tie the collection together, well worth returning to for a second read once you finish the individual essays.
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The Knowledge Solution: Australian History
Anna Clark, Melbourne University Press, 2019


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When the subtitle of a book reads: “What place does history have in a
post-truth world?”, you would think that the book might actually touch upon the topic.

Anna Clark has edited this book on Australian historical writing. Associate
Professor Clark is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the
Australian Centre for Public History at the University of Technology Sydney.
With Stuart Macintyre, she
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